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South Sudan: 'The world is watching,' says UN

The United Nations Security Council has agreed to almost double the size of the peace keeping force in South Sudan and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said "nothing can justify the violence" in the nation.

There has been a week of fighting amid a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, a Dinka, and ex-deputy Riek Machar, of the Nuer.

The UN said 34 bodies had been found in Bentiu in the north, with two more sites reported in the capital, Juba. The latest move adds nearly 6,000 more soldiers and police to the peacekeeping force.

  • 24 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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