Fighting rages in South Sudan despite peace deal, UN says

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Juba, February 19, 2021 (SSNA) — Fighting has been ongoing in South Sudan even after the formation of a transitional government in February last year, the United Nations says in a report on Friday.

In the report, a UN commission formed to investigate and verify violence and peace implementation states that the violence has been sporadic in the Greater Pibor district, Warrap, Central Equatoria, and Jonglei states. The document also claims that hundreds of people were killed and that hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.

The Commission’s report commended South Sudan’s parties to peace for working to fulfill peace execution. The report, however, blasted the interim government for failing to establish transitional justice mechanisms as stipulated in the revitalized agreement. The report asserts that 70% of South Sudan at the local level experiences violence,

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