South Sudan Accepts Deployment Of Regional Force...IGAD


People walk on the other side of barbed wire where makeshift graves were placed in the Jebel area in Juba on July 22, 2016. By Charles Atiki Lomodong (AFP/File)  Addis Ababa (AFP) - South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger, the head of the East African bloc IGAD said.

People walk on the other side of barbed wire where makeshift graves were placed in the Jebel area in Juba on July 22, 2016. By Charles Atiki Lomodong (AFP/File)



Addis Ababa (AFP) - South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger, the head of the East African bloc IGAD said.


"The government of South Sudan accepted," Mahboub Maalim said after a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, adding that the scope and mandate of the force have yet to be decided.


Source: AFP
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