Clashes in South Sudan's capital raise fears for peace process

July 8, 2016 8:36 PM

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Clashes in South Sudan's capital raise fears for peace process

JUBA United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he was deeply alarmed by fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba between rival troops, describing the violence threatening a fragile peace process as a "new betrayal" of the country's people.

President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar, now vice president, called for calm on Friday at the State House, where the rivals had been in talks when the fighting flared on Thursday between groups loyal to each of them. Five people were killed.

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