US PROPOSES AN EXTRA 4,000 PEACEKEEPERS FOR SOUTH SUDAN

THE UNITED STATES HAS RECOMMENDED THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AUTHORISE A FORCE OF 4,000 PEACEKEEPERS FOR SOUTH SUDAN'S CAPITAL JUBA AFTER A RECENT OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE.

ON FRIDAY, SOUTH SUDAN'S GOVERNMENT AGREED TO ALLOW THE DEPLOYMENT OF A PROTECTION FORCE DRAWN FROM THE IMMEDIATE REGION, ACCORDING TO EAST AFRICAN ECONOMIC BLOC IGAD.

The United States has recommended the United Nations Security Council authorise a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan's capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence.
The protection force would be part of a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS, which has been on the ground since the country gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
On Friday, South Sudan's government agreed to allow the deployment of a protection force drawn from the immediate region, according to East African economic bloc IGAD.

The United States has recommended the United Nations Security Council authorise a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan's capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence. The US circulated a draft resolution to the...

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