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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan president's elder brother says he quit the April 5 presidential race to rally undecided countrymen in favor of a moderate candidate, the country's former foreign minister.
South Sudan's military said 35 people were killed in fighting at its main barracks this week over delayed salaries, raising the toll from five, and sporadic shooting was heard in the capital Juba on Thursday night. The flare-up on Wednesday at Giada barracks, where clashes December spilled over into Juba and beyond, shows the tensions that persist in Africa's newest nation, which came close to civil war before an often-violated January 23 ceasefire. He gave no explanation for the gunfire in Juba overnight. Peter Gatwech Gai, the head of the commando unit was put in isolation "for his safety" after the incident, the military said.