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Juba — A South Sudanese legislator was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while on a trip to promote peace in the war-ravaged northeast, a parliamentary spokesperson said. Simon Deng Bol Ajak was travelling on a boat between the towns of Manjang and Nasir when gunmen opened fire from a riverbank, spokesperson Paul Yohannes Bonju said by phone. A police officer was also killed, while other passengers survived by jumping into the river, he said. The incident in the Upper Nile region spotlights the dangers still stalking the East African nation even after the recent signing of peace deal to end a five-year civil war that has claimed almost 400,000 lives. Bloomberg

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