The UN human rights office says South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town from July 2016 to January this year.

The UN human rights office said this in a report released yesterday, which, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesperson, Colonel Santo Domic Chol forces dismissed as baseless.

The most recent round of fighting in oil-rich South Sudan’s civil war flared up last July when the SPLA loyal to President Salva Kiir chased his rival and former deputy Riek Machar and a small band of followers from the capital, Juba south west into neighbouring Congo.

The UN report also says the SPLA committed an unknown number of rapes and incidents of torture and looting.