UN reports continued clashes in South Sudan

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The UN says the South Sudanese government and opposition troops are fighting ‘sporadic’ battles despite a ceasefire that came into force on Friday.

South Sudanese rebels have accused Salva Kiir's army of attacking their positions ahead of the ceasefire. The government army said it knew nothing of any fighting since the deal was reached. (AFP)                    
South Sudanese rebels have accused Salva Kiir’s army of attacking their positions ahead of the ceasefire. The government army said it knew nothing of any fighting since the deal was reached. (AFP)
                                   

A ceasefire between followers of President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president Riek Machar took effect at 5:30pm GMT.

“The United Nations [UN] mission in South Sudan says that sporadic fighting took place in parts of the country today [Friday],” including after the ceasefire, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said.

South Sudanese rebels accused Kiir’s army of attacking their positions ahead of the ceasefire, which was brokered by East African nations and agreed to on Thursday in Addis Ababa. The government army said it knew nothing of any fighting…

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