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S Sudan govt ‘had enough’ of rebel leader: spokesperson

South Sudan’s information minister said Friday the country’s rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace. “We have had enough of Riek Machar,” said Michael Makuei, referring to the rebel chief. “As the people of South Sudan, not the president alone, but as the people of South Sudan, we are saying enough is enough.” Hopes of a breakthrough towards ending South Sudan’s civil war had been raised…

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South Sudan’s president, rebel leader to meet again next week – Sudan government

A new round of talks between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will take place next week in the Sudanese capital, the Sudanese government said on Friday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrives at the national palace to negotiate with South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri Kiir and Machar met in the Ethiopian capital this week, the first time the two men had met since 2016…

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‘Governance not for political elite’: Uhuru advises South Sudan leaders

  President Uhuru Kenyatta was among IGAD leaders who helped narrow down the differences between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former Vice President Riek Machar on Thursday. Regional leaders are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to help restore peace in Africa’s youngest nation where civil war broke out in 2013. Kiir and Machar disagreed in less than two years after South Sudan’s independence in 2011. The two met for the first time in two years since they fell out….

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More time needed to achieve peace – South Sudan rebels

The armed opposition said that the current model for the peace process is “unrealistic” and that “there is no shortcut to peace,” following President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar’s meeting in Ethiopia where no deal was reached. East African leaders assembled on Thursday in Ethiopia to push for peace in South Sudan, but reconciliation remained elusive. South Sudan’s armed opposition on Thursday rejected any “imposition” of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first…

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