Brits Pull Citizens From S. Sudan

    People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)


    The British government is evacuating its citizens from embattled South Sudan, due to concerns for their safety in a country seemingly headed into civil war. Intense fighting has rocked the world’s newest nation in the last week, with hundreds killed and thousands more forced from their homes. President Salva Kiir has blamed the violence on his former vice president, Riek Machar, who he has accused of leading an attempted coup, a charge that has been denied. Leaders and officials from other countries and the U.N. are working on a peaceful solution, which seems unlikelier by the day.

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