[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] issued a statement [text; press release] Saturday commending the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for its mediation efforts in South Sudan, which resulted in a ceasefire last week. IGAD released a communique [text; PDF] on Friday condemning the escalating violence and calling "on all parties to refrain from steps that will inflame the conflict further particularly along ethnic and sectarian lines and particularly strongly condemns the bankrupt and opportunistic ideology of ethnic and...

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