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South Sudan expels UN rights officer

KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan last year after decades of civil war, has expelled a UN human rights officer after the government objected to a report raising allegations of atrocities by South Sudan’s army.

Hilde F. Johnson, head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, described the expulsion as a ‘‘breach of the legal obligations’’ of South Sudan’s government ‘‘under the Charter of the United Nations.’’

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