May 3, 2019 / 6:30 PM / 23 days ago

South Sudan lifts state of emergency in north: state radio

JUBA (Reuters) - President Salva Kiir has lifted a state of emergency in northern parts of South Sudan, state radio reported on Friday, part of efforts to help end civil conflict.

South Sudan Radio reported that Kiir had lifted the state of emergency imposed in 2017 in the states of Tonj, Wau, Aweil East, Gogrial and Western Lakes.

Reporting by Denis Dumo; Writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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