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South Sudan president demands immediate end to atrocities

Updated: 2013-12-27 06:50
By Aaron Maasho and Carl Odera in Juba ( China Daily)

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has called for an end to wanton killings and tribal-based atrocities.

His appeal on Wednesday came as government troops clashed with rebels loyal to his former deputy in an oil-producing region of the country.

Western powers fear the violence could get out of control and lead to a civil war split along ethnic lines in the world's newest state. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council agreed to almost double the number of peacekeepers there.

South Sudan president demands immediate end to atrocities

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