URGENT ¥¥¥ Over 100 slain in cattle raid in South Sudan: governor

Over 100 people were killed on Friday in a cattle raid carried out by heavily-armed rebels in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, the governor told AFP.

The people of Walgak in Akobo County were migrating north to the wetlands with cattle "and were being escorted by an army platoon when they came under attack by a huge force using automatic weapons," Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang said Sunday, adding that the assailants "left 103 people killed."