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UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping

26 November 2014, 09:28

New York - The UN Security Council has unanimously extended the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another six months.

Tuesday's vote was followed by a statement from South Sudan's representative, who said his government remains confident that a peace agreement is possible with rebels despite a year of violence and a number of failed cease-fires.

About 100 000 civilians remain camped at UN bases throughout the world's youngest country in an effort to escape the conflict between troops loyal to the government and rebels loyal to a former vice president.

More than 1.7 million people have fled their homes.

- AP


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