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Friday, 20 December 2013 - 14:03
South Sudan on precipice of civil war, Obama warns
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US President Barack Obama has warned that South Sudan is on the "precipice" of a civil war, after clashes in the capital Juba spread around the country.

He said 45 military personnel had been deployed to South Sudan on Wednesday to protect American citizens and property.

Yetsreday three Indian peacekeepers died in an attack on a UN compound.

At least 500 people are believed to have died since last weekend, when President Salva Kiir accused his ex-deputy Riek Machar of a failed coup.
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