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UN, AU officials see positive progress in peace implementation in South Sudan

Senior officials from the United Nations and African Union said Tuesday there is a decrease in levels of violence in South Sudan compared to last year following the signing of the peace deal in late August by the warring parties. Jean Pierre Lacroix, UN Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping operations said they are encouraged that the warring parties have made some progress especially on the cessation of hostilities amid recent sporadic clashes in the South West Yei River State and…

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UN, AU ask S.Sudan’s warring sides to deliver on peace deal

The United Nations and African Union on Tuesday called on South Sudan’s warring parties to take concrete steps to implement the latest peace deal signed last month. Civil war in the world’s youngest country erupted in December 2013 and uprooted 4.2 million people — roughly a third of the population. “We are looking forward to further improvement in the security situation and other positive signals that can generate confidence and mobilisation from the international community,” Jean Pierre Lacroix, the…

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