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September 01, 2015
S.Sudan rebels accuse government of breaking ceasefire
Addis Ababa (AFP) Aug 31, 2015
South Sudan's rebel chief on Monday accused the government of breaking a ceasefire, jeopardising a peace agreement aimed to end the country's 20-month civil war. "We have concerns that the ceasefire is not holding, and this is because the government is unable to control its own troops," Riek Machar told reporters in the Ethiopian capital. There was no immediate response from South Sudan's army, but it called similar claims on Sunday a "fabrication". The reports of clashes were not possible t ... read more
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