South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger.

Addis Ababa: South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger, the head of the East African bloc IGAD said.

"The government of South Sudan accepted," Mahboub Maalim said after a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, adding that the scope and mandate of the force have yet to be decided.