On Sunday, Kenya Airways announced it was suspending flights to Juba in South Sudan after fighting flared up between rival factions in the unity government. Many have been killed in the clashes that erupted on Thursday. In Kenya Airways’ Twitter account, a posting said, “We wish to advise our guests that we have suspended flights to Juba, South Sudan due to uncertain security situation.”
The fighting came at the same time as when South Sudan marked its fifth year of independence, and despite efforts to put a ceasefire into place. South Sudan has been involved in civil war since the President, Salva Kiir, fired his Vice President in 2013.
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