South Sudanese journalist shot dead

A South Sudanese journalist has been shot dead in what a press freedom group described as a “very foreboding sign” just days after President Salva Kiir issued a warning to the media before flying to peace talks in Ethiopia.

Peter Julius Moi, who worked with the independent New Nation newspaper in Juba, was shot as he headed home after work, his colleagues at the paper said.Residents of the area where he was shot, in a field southwest of the capital, said Moi was shot with two bullets in the back. They said none of his belongings, including his mobile phone, were taken.

“The freedom of press does not mean that you work against your country. And if anybody among them does not know this country has killed people, we will demonstrate it one day on them,” Kiir told a news conference on Sunday, without elaborating. -Reuters.

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