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information pills http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-74c7d04289eee79122efb2dba304bd8d.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Ban expressed his concern about the reports of fighting between members of the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) that broke out in Juba on Sunday night and of reports that members of certain communities were being targeted.

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The UN boss further expressed his hope that the security situation in Juba will quickly normalize so that civilians can safely return to their homes.

The Minister of Information, Michael Makuei, said President Kiir early today held a meeting with the leaders and elders of Nuer community in order to clarify the ‘misleading information’ that Nuer as a tribe is been targeted.

“The composition of the people involved dismisses this rumour. These people (coup plotters) are from various states of South Sudan with only one of them from the Nuer tribe,” Mikuei reiterated, adding, “This should be seen as a coup attempt by a group of people not a tribe.”

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General urged all parties to cease hostilities immediately, and called on the Government to exercise restraint in the management of the situation and to guarantee the protection of all civilians regardless of their ethnicities.

Kiir said perpetrators of the coup would be hunted and prosecuted before courts of law.

The Secretary-General called on the South Sudanese Government to extend an offer of dialogue to its opponents and to resolve their respective differences peacefully.

He added that the UN is ready to extend its support to the Government to manage this difficult situation.

The Secretary-General urged the President to make sure that all security forces operate in full compliance with International Humanitarian Law.

He said he was counting on the President to exercise real leadership at this critical moment, and to instill discipline in the ranks of the SPLA to stop this fighting among them.

The clinic at the Tomping compound has already passed its maximum capacity with at least 39 people admitted for medical treatment and three babies born overnight, according to the latest information.

“The Mission is taking every possible step to ensure their safety while they are staying on UNMISS premises,” UN said in a news release.

The head of UNMISS and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Hilde Johnson, also warned against hate speech in relation to the inter-communal violence, cautioning that it is paramount that it does not assume ethic dimensions.

“At a time when unity among South Sudanese is more needed than ever, I call on the leaders of this new country and all political factions and parties, as well as community leaders to refrain from any action that fuels ethnic tensions and exacerbates violence,” she said.

“As South Sudan struggles to overcome the current crisis, the Mission urges all of its citizens and leaders to guard against any incendiary actions or violence against particular communities,” UNMISS added.

It also echoed Mr. Ban’s statement, stressing that “discipline, command and control in the security forces are more important than ever.”

Media reports say over 60 soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in Juba, following what the Government says is an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to former deputy president Riek Machar, who was dismissed in July.

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