U.N. chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers

U.N. chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers
 

A pledge by South Sudan's government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already on the ground in a bid to avoid an arms embargo is yet to translate into action, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.
President Salva Kiir agreed during a U.N. Security Council visit to South Sudan last month to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers and to allow some 12,000 peacekeepers already on the ground to move around freely in order to protect civilians.
In an August resolution - after heavy fighting in July in the capital, Juba - the 15-member council had... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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