A file picture taken on Aug. 26, 2014 shows South Sudanese soldiers securing a road near Juba's airport. AFP PHOTO/ SAMIR BOL
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South Sudan's repeatedly broken peace deal is at a "critical stage," the African Union has warned, calling on rival forces to honor commitments amid fears it is close to collapse.Internationally backed ceasefire monitors of the Aug. 26 deal held their first meeting Friday in Juba – but with battles raging, rebels failed to turn up.The commission is meant to include representatives of both sides, and Mogae warned it will work only if it is a "collaborative" body.The conflict has triggered a humanitarian crisis with 2.3 million people forced from their homes and 4.6 million in need of emergency food.
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