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January 6, 2017 (JUBA) - The United States embassy in South Sudan has introduced a temporary change for its personnel after fighting erupted in the outskirts of the country’s capital Thursday night.

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Southern Sudanese police in a convoy on the streets of Juba (UN photo)

“Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, the Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial/personal movements within Juba,” the US embassy said in a statement issued Thursday.

“During this time unofficial/personal travel must conclude by 7:00 p.m.; and the curfew for official travel remains 8:30 p.m.,” it adds.

Violence erupted south-west of the South Sudan capital on Thursday night when rebels and pro-government troops bitterly exchanged fire, barely a month after both sides signed a ceasefire agreement.

The US embassy, in the statement, also encouraged American citizens to take similar precautions and monitor the security situation.

US citizens were also urged to have evacuation plans, carry medical evacuation insurance and not to rely on US government assistance.

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  • 7 January 15:04, by Lenin Bull

    I thought that the US will condemn the rebels for storming the Capital city of South Sudan rather than go for curfew measures and movement restriction only. This is because it is the rebels that is why they are being given blind eyes after they have been caught red handed on COH pact violation. Real peace will never come to South Sudan unless South Sudanese think twice and make their own peace.

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    • 7 January 20:36, by Joseph Canada

      You thought wrong. The rebels didn’t fight in Juba. It was the Soldiers within the government who decided to defect. They were not called the rebel of the kind at the fighting.

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      • 8 January 07:23, by Morthon Akol

        they cannot do that because they are the one have a big hand on what is going on in South Sudan

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