August 5, 2016 / 6:32 PM / 2 years ago

South Sudan agrees to deployment of regional force, IGAD says

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government on Friday agreed to allow the deployment of a regional protection force, the regional Africa group IGAD said, following ethnically charged fighting last month in the capital Juba.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is escorted from the meeting hall during the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) extraordinary summit on South Sudan in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

“The government of South Sudan has accepted (the deployment of troops) with no condition,” Mahboub Maalim, the secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), said after a special summit of the group’s leaders in Ethiopia.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Larry King

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