South Sudanese Seek Peace Through Social Media

President Obama has told congressional leaders he may “take further action to support the security of U.S. Citizens” in South Sudan.

Four U.S. service members were injured over the weekend as part of an effort to evacuate almost four hundred U.S. officials and private citizens from the African nation.

Fighting in South Sudan between government loyalists and rebels who are aligned with a former Vice President has claimed hundreds of lives. 

As Americans and other foreigners leave South Sudan, some South Sudanese are trying to get back into the country.   And others who live abroad are trying a new peacemaking tool – they’re attempting to stop the fighting through the use of social media. 

Some of those efforts originate right here in Minnesota.  KFAI’s Christina Cerruti has more.  

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