US, Britain warn South Sudan parties over ceasefire violations
Tuesday January 2 2018
South Sudan government soldiers. The peace agreement signed in December 2017 risks collapsing as the warring sides continue to trade accusations of violations. PHOTO | FILE
There have been at least five violations reported, blamed on both sides in the conflict.
Signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the ceasefire is the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war, that has killed tens of thousands. It is also designed to allow humanitarian groups access to civilians caught in the fighting.
The ceasefire was to be followed by further talks focusing on a revised power-sharing arrangement leading up to a new date for polls.