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Ceasefire Monitors to Deploy in South Sudan

A bloc of East African countries is sending envoys to South Sudan to monitor a shaky cease-fire between rebels and government forces.The bloc known as IGAD has directed special envoys to set up a monitoring presence in South Sudan within 48 hours.Seyoum Mefin, the lead mediator in South Sudan peace talks, announced the decision Friday as IGAD ministers met on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Ethiopia. The monitors are the vanguard of a larger team that will monitor the...

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