Journalists sit inside the conference room as artillery fire broke out near the presidential palace in Juba on July 8, 2016. AFP / Charles Atiki Lomodong
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Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president's troops, raising fears of a slide back into conflict in the 5-year-old nation.Another reported seeing troops looting a shop in Juba, but it was not clear if they were loyal to Machar or Kiir.The fighting first erupted Thursday, when troops loyal to Kiir stopped and demanded to search vehicles of Machar's loyalists.On Sunday, Kenya called on Kiir and Machar to resolve the crisis and urgently to move heavy weaponry and contingents of soldiers out of civilian spaces of the capital, Kenyan presidential spokesman Manoah Espisu told a briefing.Machar and Kiir signed a peace deal in August 2015 to end the conflict, but spent months afterward wrangling over details.
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