Calm returns in Juba after ceasefire orders



Calm seems to have returned in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, following a ceasefire order issued by President Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar.

Fighting erupted in Juba last week between troops loyal to Kiir and those loyal to Machar.

Aid workers are however warning that the humanitarian situation in the city is dire, with shortages of food and clean water.

Thousands of civilians are said to have sought shelter in churches.

The president and the first vice president are now facing pressure from the United Nations, the U.S. and neighbouring countries to respect the peace deal they both signed last year.

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