South Sudan monitor says cease-fire violated almost daily

2016-10-20 13:00

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Juba - The monitor of South Sudan's peace deal is reporting "near-daily violations" of the cease-fire and says fighting could "trigger an uncontrolled escalation of violence".

Festus Mogae said on Wednesday that both sides have perpetrated "egregious violations of human rights" including gang rape and killing of civilians.

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The UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous this week told the UN Security Council behind closed doors that South Sudan's government is delaying "as much as possible" the deployment of an additional 4 000 peacekeepers.

Ladsous also called for an arms embargo, saying "the economy is bankrupt, yet money is spent on arms" and calling it unacceptable.

But Russia's deputy UN ambassador, Petr Iliichev, told reporters this week that his country does not support an arms embargo. Russia is a permanent council member and holds veto power.

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