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South Sudan rebels 'take key state' of Unity

The United Nations mission in South Sudan has said it is relocating all non-critical staff from the country amid escalating violence.

The UN says more than 60,000 people have fled their homes since clashes erupted a week ago.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeated calls for an end to the fighting which appears to be largely along ethnic lines.

Former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar says rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity and control much of the country.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 22 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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