South Sudan’s army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire

South Sudan’s army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire

South Sudan’s army and rebel forces blamed each other on Sunday for violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, fighting that will frustrate international mediators who had pressured both sides to stop the ethnic-fuelled conflict.

A UN official confirmed there had been fighting in the area of the flashpoint town of Bentiu, saying shooting came from both sides. Both army and rebels also reported clashes elsewhere.

President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar met face to face on Friday to sign the ceasefire deal – the second time the two sides have promised to stop fighting after an accord in January swiftly collapsed…

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