UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

By BBC/Evelyne Wareh

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of mass killings amid continuing conflict in South Sudan

He said peacekeepers would resort to “all necessary means” to protect civilians, adding:

According to the Associated Press news agency, Mr Ban repeated earlier calls for an arms embargo, saying the country was “inundated with weaponry”.

He also said that government restrictions on the peacekeepers’ movements had led to the paralysis of the UN mission, it reports.

Earlier this month, the UN boss sacked the commander of the UN force in South Sudan after a report said it had failed to protect civilians during violence that broke out in the capital, Juba, in July

  

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