The South Sudanese government has given the go-ahead for the deployment of a 4,000 strong regional protection force recently mandated by the UN Security Council.
Accordding to UN Radio’s Daniel Dickinson, the announcement came after Council members, who are currently in the country, met with President Salva Kiir.
It’s hoped the 4,000 troops of the Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force will provide the stability to allow some people displaced by the 3 year conflict to return home.
Martin Elia Lomuro, Cabinet Affairs Minister in the Transitional Government of National Unity read a joint communiqué after the Council delegation met President Kiir.
South Sudan had initially held back on agreeing to the force saying it was a violation of sovereignty.
There are already some 12,000 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission.
South Sudan has also agreed to implement a hybrid court to investigate war crimes.
Story By UN Radio