U.N. DEPLOYS MORE PEACEKEEPERS TO SOUTH SUDAN'S UNITY STATE
The U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity state to protect civilians who are being targeted in clashes between the government and rebel troops, the mission said yesterday. A series of peace deals signed by the parties at the behest of regional groups like the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been violated, with the latest violence taking place in Unity state, which hosts abandoned oil fields. Dozens have been killed in the area in recent weeks, UNMISS said.