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UN sacks South Sudan commander over civilian deaths

UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing that the blue helmets failed to protect civilians during a recent outbreak of violence in Juba. - AFP

UN Chief Ban Ki Moon sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing that the blue helmets failed to protect civilians during a recent outbreak of violence in Juba. - AFP

02/11/2016 10:57

(Vatican Radio) The United Nations has sacked the force commander of its mission in South Sudan after a damning report found peacekeepers failed to prevent the killing of civilians. Dozens of people died in July when government troops attacked a hotel and a camp close to the UN compound.

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02/11/2016 10:57