UN wants release of AU-led South Sudan inquiry report

South Sudanese opposition chief negotiator General Taban Deng Gai (left) attends a meeting on the conflict in South Sudan in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on January 12, 2015, as part of efforts to end the year-old civil war. The UN wants an African Union commission of inquiry report on the bloodshed in South Sudan released ahead of an upcoming AU summit. AFP PHOTO | EBRAHIM HAMID

What you need to know:

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General Ivan Simonovic said shelving the key report on South Sudan's year-long war would be a "very disturbing development".
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the January 29-31 AU summit in Addis Ababa that is expected to touch on the worsening conflict in South Sudan.
  • UN rights investigators last week released the first detailed account of two attacks in South Sudan in 2014 during which war crimes may have been committed.
  • The fighting in Juba set off a cycle of retaliatory massacres across the country, pushing it to the brink of famine.



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