East Africa approves military force for S Sudan

2014-01-22 12:59
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Nairobi - East African nations have approved a 5 500-strong military force for war-torn South Sudan to end weeks of bitter fighting that has devastated the young nation, Kenya's foreign minister said Wednesday.

"The Security Council within IGAD has already adopted a resolution allowing 5 500 troops into South Sudan," Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohammed told reporters, referring to the seven-member Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

 Uganda, an IGAD-member, has already sent troops to South Sudan on its own.

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