The UN Security Council on Friday called on South Sudan's warring sides to immediately begin a ceasefire agreed as part of a new peace deal and threatened sanctions against those who undermine the accord.
Under the terms of the peace deal, the ceasefire is due to come into effect on Saturday but President Salva Kiir has already ordered his troops to halt operations and remain in their barracks.
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