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U.N. chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace

  • This United Nations handout photo shows UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he tours Shams Solar Power Plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on May 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO/UNITED NATIONS/ESKINDER DEBEBE/HANDOUT

JUBA: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan Tuesday to demand an end to a brutal 4-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.

"The Secretary-General has repeatedly called on the leaders to find a political solution, and to put an immediate end to the violence which has led to the suffering of so many innocent civilians," a U.N. statement read, confirming his arrival in the capital Juba on a one-day visit.

 
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