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Report: UN soldiers fled fighting in South Sudan

South Sudan | U.S.-based group says UN peacekeepers are failing their mission
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/06/16, 10:54 am

UN peacekeepers fled their posts during renewed clashes in South Sudan’s capital in July and failed to protect civilians outside the bases, the Center for Civilians in Conflict said in a report released Wednesday.

The report, based on interviews with 59 civilians and 29 UN mission officials, is the latest in a thread of incidents in which peacekeepers have failed to protect civilians in the war-torn country. The U.S.-based group called on the Security Council to hold guilty peacekeepers accountable and ensure more support for its troops in conflict zones.

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Rebels in South Sudan vow to destroy regime

South Sudan | The former vice president gathers troops to prepare for attacks
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/16, 10:29 am

South Sudan’s government is seeking support from regional countries after opposition leader and former vice president Riek Machar called for armed resistance against President Salva Kiir’s government.

The announcement comes amid heavy fighting between opposition forces in the country’s oil-rich Unity state that led several aid organizations to pull out their workers from the region. The ongoing clashes have sustained concerns that the young country is still on the brink of another civil war.

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Report: South Sudan’s leaders profit from civil war

South Sudan | Leaders of opposing groups allegedly own lavish homes outside the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/16, 10:34 am

South Sudan’s leaders have garnered properties and businesses through several corporations at home and abroad amid the country’s deadly civil war, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. war crimes watchdog group, The Sentry.

The report called on the international community to take tougher actions against the violators.

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