Uganda calls for troop deployment in S. Sudan

May 20, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - DECEMBER 17: South Sudanese civilians fleeing an outbreak of intense fighting between groups of government forces take shelter at the United Nations Mission to South Sudan base on December 17, 2013 in Juba, South Sudan. Credit Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images
Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images

Uganda's military chief called for an urgent deployment of regional troops to enforce a faltering cease-fire in war-torn South Sudan, where Ugandan troops are helping the country's beleaguered President Salva Kiir try to end a five-month conflict.

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