The situation in South Sudan is threatening to escalate into full-scale civil war as the UN calls for more troops to intervene.
Aid workers say half-a-million refugees from volatile South Sudan continue to fill sprawling camps in northwestern Uganda. The UN Security Council decided against an arms embargo on Sudanese warring factions.
At least 60 people were killed in weekend fighting in Malakal, South Sudan. Rebel leader Riek Machar told DW he remains committed to the peace deal but bemoans a lack of assistance from the international community.
A Kenyan who headed UN forces in South Sudan when its peace deal collapsed amid fighting in July has been sacked by UN chief Ban Ki-moon. An "overall lack of leadership" left civilians unprotected, says a special report.
The bodies of more than 110 soldiers and civilians have been counted in Juba after gunbattles. Rival factions have appealed for calm as fragile South Sudan marks its fifth anniversary as an independent state.
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