Embattled South Sudan president replaces army chief

By Reuters | Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:31 PM

* Conflict increasingly fought along ethnic lines

* South Sudan army has been hurt by mass defections

* U.N. says readying sanctions against both sides

By Carl Odera

JUBA, April 24 (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief, a military spokesman said, replacing him with a loyalist from his own ethnic group as the country's four-month conflict shows signs of...

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