South Sudan Agrees Additional Deployment of UN Peacekeepers


Reports from South Sudan indicate that the government on Sunday 4th September 2016 agreed additional deployment of United Nations peacekeepers to Juba.

Following a clash between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and forces allied to opposition leader Riek Machar, Juba has witnessed conflict that has left hundreds civilians killed and others fleeing to the neighbouring countries.

 IGAD met in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to discuss South Sudan shaky situation and supported decision to deploy additional 4,000 regional soldiers by the UN to contain the situation in Juba.

The two warring sides have been accusing each other of not fully supporting the August 2015 peace agreement that saw Riek Machar assume the position of First Vice President, a position he has been dethroned after deserting Juba for a while.

Representatives on UNSC visited Juba and held talks with South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Sunday and resolved to deploy additional peacekeeping troops to the country.

The UNSC representatives arrived in Juba on Friday to talk into Kiir agreeing deployment of the regional force to avoid an arms embargo scenario.

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