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UN Force to Focus on Protecting South Sudan Civilians

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to refocus the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to concentrate primarily on protecting civilians instead of nation building, and it warned those obstructing peace and reconciliation that they could face international sanctions.   UNMISS, as the mission is known, was created in 2011 to help the world's newest country achieve peace and support longer-term development.  But after ethnically targeted violence broke out...

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