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Regional leaders renew South Sudan peace push

East African leaders gathered in Ethiopia on Thursday hoping to revive stalled South Sudan peace talks, following a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the two warring leaders. President Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar held face-to-face talks on Wednesday, brokered by Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed, in their first meeting in nearly two years. What was discussed has been kept under wraps, but video footage of their initial meeting shows Abiy sandwiched between the two…

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South Sudan rebel chief meets President Kiir in Ethiopia

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday with President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa – the first time in nearly two years – as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year civil war, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s chief of staff said on Twitter. “The PM Abiy Ahmed hosted a private dinner to President Salva Kiir and Dr Rieck Machar together,” Fitsum Arega said. “Faced with the continued suffering in SouthSudan, Ethiopia simply can’t stand by. With more work,…

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