More violence in South Sudan

Saturday, 30 July, 2016 - 10:00

The United Nations Security Council extended a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Friday until Aug. 12.

The mandate for the U.N. mission was due to expire on Sunday, so the 15-member council unanimously renewed it for a brief period while they consider imposing an arms embargo on the world's newest state and sending in more troops.

Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba for several days this month between troops loyal to Kiir and those backing Machar. At least 272 people were killed before the leaders ordered a ceasefire.