South Sudan 'to get new peacekeeping force'

August 5, 2016 7:12 PM

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South Sudan 'to get new peacekeeping force'

South Sudan's government has agreed to let in a new international protection force to try to save a peace deal, the East African regional body, Igad, says.

Ethnic clashes last month left at least 300 people dead and threatened to revive a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.

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