SOUTH SUDAN: Additional Troops will not solve our Problems, Archbishop Warns

JUBA, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 (CISA) – Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan has warned against the proposed regional protection troops by the UN Security Council.

“Peace would only come if South Sudanese correct themselves and tell the truth of the love of God and not through the regional troops,” Catholic Radio Network quoted Archbishop Deng Bul as saying November 23.

He noted that the UN proposal force comes with “interest that would not resolve our country’s problems.”

He was speaking during the opening ceremony of the tenth provincial synod of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan in Juba.

The UN Security Council adopted the resolution August 12, 2016 to deploy a Regional Protection Force of 4,000 peacekeepers to the south Sudanese capital, Juba in addition to the over 12,000 UN peacekeepers already existing,. The South Sudan government accepted the deployment September 4, 2016.

They soldiers were mandated to provide a secure environment in and around Juba using all means necessary to protect civilians as well as UN and other humanitarian workers.

The country has been in a security crisis in the recent months since the resurgence of a brutal civil war between government troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and opposition forces following former deputy Riek Machar.

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