December 30th, 2013
01:10 PM ET

South Sudan President: Africa should have helped

African nations should have acted quickly to help avoid the bloody fighting that has consumed parts of South Sudan this month, the President of the new country told CNN on Monday.

As soon as an attempted coup took place and violence broke out, "the original leaders and all African leaders should have come in with military support," so that the rebels would be "crushed once and for all," President Salva Kiir said.

However, he said, he did not ask them for help.

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  1. banasy©

    Absolutely Africa should have helped!!

    December 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Loquan

    I agree. Africa and the UN should have played a larger role in preventing this.

    December 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |