SOUTH SUDAN-UK: UK troops to South Sudan raise fresh hopes of an end to conflict


Britain is to send up to 300 troops to South Sudan to try and bring the desperate security situation under control. Fighting continues to spread despite a peace deal being signed last month. The United Nations warns that the situation has gotten worse since the August agreement.

South Sudanese people living in the north of Sudan listen as South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar talks during a news conference in Khartoum, September 18, 2015.

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