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Samantha Power

Correction: South Sudan-Failure to Act story

In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent "ethnic cleansing" in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago to establish a permanent base in Yei, and it says troops are now on the ground there three weeks out of four.

A corrected version of the story is below:

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan, especially in region of Yei