IGAD Emergency Meeting Over Escalation South Sudan Violence

South-SudanThe Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called for an emergency meeting in Nairobi following fresh wave of violence witnessed in South Sudan.

The meeting is aimed at discussing security situation in South Sudan after a heavy fight between forces allied to President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar broke out over the weekend.

A gun battle is reported outside the Presidential compound where the two leaders were meeting to discuss previous clashes between their forces.

The East African nation and the youngest country in the world had been faced with violence for years and its security is of concern within the region.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has since called for an end to renewed fighting in South Sudan appealing to the two leaders to resolve the crisis before its escalates.

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