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Ethiopian Border: Jonglei States and Effect Dec

ethiopian border: The first peacekeepers are expected to arrive in the next few weeks, according to Metro News. This will be the first U.N. peacekeeper presence in Akobo since 2013, when the base of 43 troops was abandoned after armed men stormed the compound and killed three Indian peacekeepers. We've had several requests to be there in Akobo, U.N. mission chief David Shearer told The Associated Press, calling the gap in services there significant. Situated near the Ethiopian border, the bustling town is one of South Sudan's last opposition strongholds and has become a refuge for thousands of ethnic Nuer fleeing the fighting in Upper Nile and Jonglei states. The latest cease-fire, which took effect Dec. 24, was broken just hours later with both sides blaming each other for the violations. South Sudan's five-year civil war has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions amid warnings of ethnic violence. ( As reported in the news.