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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 file photo, United Nations peacekeepers from Rwanda wait to escort members of the U.N. Security Council as they arrive at the airport in the capital Juba, South Sudan. Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Lomuro said Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 that the government has accepted to have with "no conditions" an increased peacekeeping force as mandated by the U.N. Security Council in August. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)

South Sudan

The African republic celebrates its independence in the wake of a bloody, two-decade civil war.