Political and economic forms of discrimination are being used by the Government as additional weapons. Wages in the south are far lower, taxes there have been increased, and jobs on public work have been eliminated.
Southerners fleeing to neighbouring countries are reported to be forming a " liberation army," and protest strikes are taking place in many southern cities. Government allegations that Catholics are responsible for fomenting these strikes arc common. The governor of Juba, for instance, has called Catholic missioners "agitators" responsible for a recent strike which paralysed 17 schools, including three Moslem seminaries. After this strike, 300 students were reported to have fled to neighbouring Uganda.