UN cautions against breach of cease-fire in South Sudan

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has cautioned against breach of cease-fire in South Sudan.

Ki-moon said South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, should cooperate with each other in a bid to terminate the crisis that has gripped the country since December 2013.

He stated that if the conflict continues, half of South Sudan’s 12 million people will either be displaced internally, refugees abroad, starving or dead by the year’s end.

South Sudanese army soldiers and rebels have once again engaged in heavy clashes, breaking a fresh ceasefire deal that was sealed in Ethiopia on May 9.

On Monday, South Sudanese officials accused an armed militia of attacking government troops in the oil-producing state of Upper Nile.

Recently, Amnesty International accused both government forces and rebels in South Sudan of committing horrific atrocities against humanity.

Clashes have so far claimed thousands of lives and displaced over 1.2 million people.

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