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Fears of further South Sudan fighting even as ceasefire holds

Uganda troops drive towards Juba, South Sudan, at the Nimule border point on July 14, 2016 in an evacuation mission to extract 3,000 Ugandan civiliansA heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan on Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped in the capital Juba as fears persist that recent days of intense fighting might reignite despite a ceasefire. The United Nations has warned of tension and the possibility of fresh fighting in Juba, where a ceasefire has held since late Monday. “We plan to go to Juba to extract 3,000 Ugandans stranded by fighting, but that number may grow as we will evacuate anyone who wants to leave,” said Uganda’s army chief Brigadier Leopold Kyanda.

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