United Nations investigators said they’re probing human-rights violations including extra-judicial and mass killings, sexual violence and incidents of torture during the conflict in South Sudan that began two months ago.
South Sudan is trying to evacuate foreign oil workers from its Upper Nile region after fighting erupted between the army and rebel fighters in the state capital three days ago, a government official said.
South Sudanese rebels and government forces fought for control of the capital of oil-rich Upper Nile state, the only region in the world’s newest nation that’s still producing crude two months after violence erupted.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir rejected a call by mediators to free 11 politicians arrested when a conflict erupted three weeks ago, as Sudan ruled out a joint force to secure the neighboring state’s oil fields.
South Sudan’s cease-fire is largely holding while there have been clashes between government and rebel forces since the accord was signed a week ago, said the chief East African mediator, Seyoum Mesfin.