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African Union Calls for Christmas Truce in South Sudan

The African Union called on Saturday for an immediate ceasefire in South Sudan, where U.N. staff say hundreds of people have been killed in nearly a week of fighting.   In a statement, it described the killing of U.N. peacekeepers and civilians at a U.N. camp as a war crime.   Fighting that began on Sunday in the capital Juba has swiftly spread to other parts of the country, fuelled by ethnic divisions between the main Nuer and Dinka tribal groups.   The African Union...

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