An American journalist dies in an area where South Sudanese troops and rebels were fighting
Christopher Allen worked for "various news outlets," according to South Sudan's state broadcaster
August 28, 2017, A US journalist has been killed in South Sudan and was first accused by the regime as a rebel.
The State Department confirmed that Christopher Allen was killed in the East African nation on Saturday.
"We can confirm that U.S. citizen Christopher Allen died in South Sudan on August 26, 2017 while working as a journalist. We express our condolences to Mr. Allen's family," it said in a statement. "The Embassy stands ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance. Out of respect for Mr. Allen's family, we have no further comment at this time."