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Diplomacy & Peace

South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops to keep peace

South Sudanese rebels.South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.

Use UN systems for early warning and conflict prevention

Top UN officials urge more proactive stanceThe Security Council has expressed its commitment to consider and use tools of the United Nations system to ensure warning signals about potential conflicts trigger “early, concrete preventive action,” as senior UN officials urged the body to take up the challenge of helping move the organisation from a culture of reaction towards one of prevention.

MINUSCA preparing to take over from MISCA in CAR

MINUSCA preparing for CAR deploymentWith a month left before the full deployment of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN envoy for that country said the situation remains “extremely volatile” notwithstanding pockets of improvement in the overall humanitarian and security situation.

China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

SPLA soldiers.China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment.

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