Heads of states and representatives of European and African countries attend a High Level Conference on the Sahel at the European Commission in Brussels on February 23, 2018. / AFP / POOL / OLIVIER HOSLET
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A U.N. rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.South Sudan's four-year-old civil war has been characterized by extreme brutality and attacks on civilians.But no high-ranking officials have been held to account, despite African Union promises to establish a special court to try alleged crimes.The commission said it had forwarded a confidential list of suspects to the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein.The U.N. commission said soldiers and officials loyal to both President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar were both responsible for crimes.
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