South Sudanese women pray at the Juba international airport, as they welcome the South Sudanese President on his return from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, on May 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/SAMIR BOL
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South Sudanese rebels and government troops battled on Monday, breaking a fresh ceasefire deal and dashing hopes to a swift end to five months of brutal civil war.Machar was "not in control of his forces" and heavily armed militia troops known as the White Army -- who smear themselves in wood ash to ward off mosquitoes and as war-paint -- had attacked government troops, Manyang said.Both sides accuse the other of using mercenaries and rebel forces from neighbouring Sudan, while on the government side -- backed by Ugandan troops -- the command structure under Kiir is also seen as weak.
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