UN Security council calls for an end to South Sudan fighting

The UN Security Council has called on warring factions in South Sudan to end the recent fighting and prevent the spread of violence.

Hundreds are reported killed in clashes between President Salva Kiir’s and Reik Machar’s bodyguards in which at least 150 died in the clashes.

Forces loyal to Machar say government troops attacked their positions in the capital, Juba.

The violence has raised fears of renewed instability, with a 2015 peace deal failing to quell unrest.

In a unanimous statement, the UN Security council condemned the fighting “in the strongest terms” and expressed “particular shock and outrage” at attacks on UN sites.

It also called for additional peacekeepers as a response.

Meanwhile, traders under their body Kampala City Traders Association warn their colleagues operating in South Sudan to consider leaving the war torn country after reports of renewed fighting.

KACITA Chairman Everest Kayondo says the traders should prioritize their safety

July 11 2016