Secretary General of the Equatoria State Union of the Visual Impared (ESUVI) Colonelio Wani, uses an audio device that plays the Bible in English and Arabic, in his office in Juba, on October 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN
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Thirteen United Nations workers in South Sudan kidnapped by rebels have been safely freed a week after their abduction, the U.N. said Monday.Around 100 rebel fighters, who have been battling the government for almost two years, seized 31 members of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) last week.While 18 Bangladeshi peacekeepers were freed soon after they were held, the 13 remaining U.N. workers -- all South Sudanese nationals -- were released by the rebels Sunday, UNMISS said Monday.The U.N. had last week said only 12 hostages were still being held.
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