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South Sudan journalist Peter Moi shot dead

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Gunmen have killed South Sudan reporter Peter Julius Moi by shooting him twice in the back in the capital, Juba, his family said after identifying his body.

He is the seventh journalist to be killed this year in South Sudan, where a civil war is ongoing.

His killing comes days after President Salva Kiir threatened to kill reporters “working against the country”.

A presidential spokesman said the words were taken out of context and police were investigating Mr Moi’s death.

Ateny Wek Ateny said a statement would be issued to clarify President Kiir’s remarks, made at the airport in Juba before he went to Ethiopia for peace talks to end the civil war.

Source: BBC

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