On Friday, the authorities of South Sudan, where an internal conflict escalated again last month, agreed to the deployment of the IGAD peacekeeping mission in addition to the UN peacekeepers already monitoring situation in the country.
"The number of African forces, which will be deployed in South Sudan, will amount to 13,300 soldiers," Majouk said not specifying the source of information.
In July, the 2015 peace agreement between the sides collapsed, with three days of renewed fighting during which more than 300 people were killed. Reports of clashes between rival ethnic-based militias continue, despite a tentative ceasefire agreement. Amid renewed violence, the UN Security Council (UNSC) extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, that has been deployed in South Sudan since 2011, until August 12. The mandate was due to expire on July 31.