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A peacekeeping representative dispatched last month to South Sudan to join a U.N. mission said Saturday road construction in the capital, Juba, should begin in early April.

Col. Toru Namatame, 45, a member of an advance group for the Ground Self-Defense Force, said at a press conference that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the new nation, which gained independence last July, is not having any particular security problems with Juba’s residents.

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