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UN to hold special session on South Sudan

UN to hold special session on South Sudan

South Sudan

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on the situation in South Sudan on December 14.

That would be two weeks after UN experts reported that “ethnic cleansing” was underway in several areas of South Sudan where violence has been on the rise since a failed Peace plan last July.

The head of a UN delegation had argued that everything is in place for what happened in Rwanda to be repeated, and the international community has an obligation to prevent it.

The special session will be held at the request of about 40 countries led by the United States.

South Sudan plunged into civil conflict in December 2013 after a long running feud between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar.

Much of the fighting ran along ethnic lines. A peace deal was signed in 2015 but proved shaky from the onset.

Reuters

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