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By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's warring sides have violated a ceasefire agreement over 50 times in the last 20 months, mediators said in a report on Thursday. The world's newest nation plunged into civil war in late 2013 after a political row between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar reopened ethnic fault lines between Kiir's Dinka and Machar's Nuer people. Facing heavy international pressure and the threat of sanctions, Kiir and Machar signed a peace deal in August.
Malaysia's ringgit and Indonesia's rupiah led an emerging market rally against the dollar Friday while Asian equities also pushed higher after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested it could keep borrowing costs at record lows into next year. Energy firms tracked a surge in oil prices as hopes for crude demand picked up and ongoing crises in the Middle East fanned supply worries. The gains across assets come after a painful July-September quarter that saw trillions wiped off global markets owing to worries about the state of China's economy and an expected US interest rate hike.