U.S. warns lack of accountability hampers South Sudan peace bid

March 17, 2015 10:26 PM

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U.S. warns lack of accountability hampers South Sudan peace bid

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A lack of accountability in South Sudan for "atrocities, sexual and gender based violence, child soldier recruitment and mass graves" hinders a bid for peace in the world's youngest state, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Fighting since December 2013 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels allied with his former deputy Riek Machar has reopened ethnic fault lines that pit Kiir's Dinka people against Machar's ethnic Nuer forces.

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