9. The Third Phase of the Genocide in Equatoria: 2015–17 [chapter]

2021 War and Genocide in South Sudan  
The rippling effects of the second genocidal phase in Unity state contributed to launch the third phase in Central Equatoria. All three phases illustrated a transference phenomenon from one phase to the next-not just in triggering violence in the next location but also in repeating acts of genocidal violence (such as forced anthropophagy, genocidal gang-rapes, or killing checkpoints meant to sort out non-Dinka civilians, to name but a few). But while the second phase was largely subcontracted,
more » ... he perpetrators of the third were overwhelming Dinka, as this chapter shows. This chapter explores the articulation of the Dinka supremacist ideology in this third genocidal phase and how it justified the perpetrators' genocidal conquest. Its components became especially evident when the government was not able to subcontract genocidal violence to local co-opted armed groups. This exclusionary ideology was not new. But Dinka perpetrators grew emboldened in the Equatoria region in 2015, before the start of the third genocidal phase in 2016. Until then, the Equatorians had mostly stayed out of this war. But they were not simple bystanders either.
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