Ceasefire holding in South Sudan capital

Displaced residents take shelter at the UN compound in Tomping area in Juba, South Sudan, on July 11, 2016A fragile ceasefire appeared to hold in South Sudan’s capital Juba after four days of gun battles that have left several hundred people people dead and sent nearly 40,000 fleeing. It was too early to tell on Tuesday whether the ceasefire, called by both President Salva Kiir and his opponent Vice President Riek Machar, would last but the lull allowed civilians to leave their homes. The calm was welcomed by Juba residents who have stayed mostly indoors for days.

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