There are fears of increased tensions in South Sudan after the president ordered a shake-up of the country's states. Until now, they've been multi-ethnic, but President Salva Kiir has ordered the creation of new states largely along tribal lines.
South Sudan’s government has summoned a top US diplomat in Juba to protest recent remarks made by US ambassador Nikki Haley while addressing the UN Security Council on the peace process in South Sudan.
The three countries have issued the statement amid ongoing violations of the ceasefire from both sides. The civil war in South Sudan has now entered its fifth year, with the conflict leaving tens of thousands dead.
Recent fighting between government and rebel forces near the town of Lasu casts doubt on the latest efforts to revive a peace deal.
Despite earlier comments which highlighted a distrust between UN forces and state police, President Salva Kiir is now stressing the importance of cooperation.
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