Italian President Sergio Mattarella (L) listens as Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union Commission, speaks during an official visit to the African Union, in Addis Ababa on March 15, 2015. / AFP / ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER
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Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan warned warring forces Thursday that international patience was running out amid their repeated failure to implement a peace deal signed seven months ago.Fighting in the more than two-year long war rages on despite the August agreement, said Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), set up by the regional IGAD bloc to ensure the peace deal is implemented.Rebel chief Riek Machar was named as vice-president in February, but is yet to return to the capital Juba, while plans to form a transitional unity government are stalled.Benjamin's sacking comes days after he called former minister turned government critic Luka Biong Deng a foreigner from Sudan since he hails from the contested border region of Abyei.
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