South Sudan

Ban Telephones Kiir As Fighting Rages On


doctor try sans-serif;”>“order cialis 40mg sans-serif;”>The Secretary-General called for an immediate halt to the vicious fighting and the appalling killing of South Sudanese civilians, ” reads a statement from the UN.

In the meantime, fighting has intensified in most South Sudan states, especially Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity where rebels and government troops continue to battle over strategic towns.

Ban stressed the need to ensure that the perpetrators of the “completely unacceptable attack on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor and the ethnically motivated killings in Bentiu” are swiftly brought to justice.

An attack on the Bor UN base and an assault of civilians in Bentiu town in the middle of this month left scores dead and many more wounded.

The UN has vehemently condemned the targeted killings of civilians in the conflict that started in December last year.

That aside, Ban welcomed the pardoning of detainees and “hoped that this would have a positive impact on the peace talks led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)”.

He urged President Kiir to intervene personally to stop the negative campaign against UNMISS staff and issue a public statement to this end.


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