At least 300 killed in latest South Sudan violence: UN

Newly arrived refugees from South Sudan wait outside the Elegu Collection Centre, near the Uganda-South Sudan border on July 13, 2016At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gunbattles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said Friday. The recent violence in Juba echoed the fighting that triggered the civil war and marks a fresh blow to last year’s peace deal to end the bitter conflict that began when President Salva Kiir accused ex-rebel and now Vice President Riek Machar of plotting a coup. “It’s over 300 deaths since August 8,” said World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic.

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