July 2016: Violence in South Sudan as the Country Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Violence in South Sudan as the Country Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary
- On July 7, 2016, fighting breaks out between two rival groups in Juba, South Sudan as the country celebrates its five-year anniversary. One group supports President Salva Kiir while the other supports rival Vice President Riek Machar. Over 150 people are assumed dead with possibility of more casualties to come. The U.S. and India pull their non-emergency workers out of Juba, and the Red Cross halts all operations in South Sudan. On Monday, July 11, President Salva Kiir demands an immediate ceasefire, hoping to stop the violence and avoid a civil war.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Samir Bo