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UN Chief Calls for Increased Troops in South Sudan

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council to send 5,500 more peacekeepers to South Sudan as soon as possible, to protect civilians from worsening violence.The Security Council is due to vote Tuesday afternoon on a resolution to transfer troops from other U.N. missions in Africa. The U.N. push comes as the United States increased its diplomatic efforts to calm the increasing ethnic violence in South Sudan, while also repositioning U.S. troops in the region in...

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