Monday, July 11, 2016

U.S. Evacuates Embassy Staff In South Sudan

CNN: South Sudan: U.S. evacuates embassy staff amid 'sudden and serious' fighting

(CNN)The United States is evacuating non-emergency staff from its embassy in South Sudan, after an escalation of fighting in the capital that has killed scores including a Chinese U.N. peacekeeper.

The State Department said the security situation in Juba Sunday had seen a "sudden and serious deterioration," with clashes between government and opposition forces breaking out into "general fighting."

The United Nations Security Council, which held a closed door meeting in New York Sunday, expressed "shock and outrage" at attacks on civilians and U.N. compounds, saying they may constitute war crimes.

It called on President Salva Kiir and his rival Vice President Riek Machar to control their respective forces, prevent the spread of violence and genuinely commit themselves to the implementation of a ceasefire and peace agreement.

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WNU Editor: When embassy staff are ordered out like this .... it means the place is going to hell. The above video is from Al Jazeera, and it explains what's gone wrong in South Sudan.

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