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South Sudan rivals say hope for peace at meet in Khartoum

 South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said on Monday they hoped for a breakthrough in peace talks as they met in Khartoum, but there was no immediate indication that either side would make real concessions. “I came to this meeting with an open mind and hope my brother Riek did the same … I see the need to stop this unnecessary war and hope Dr Riek does as well,” Kiir said as talks began. He…

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Uhuru to host Kiir, Machar in peace talks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar will meet today in Khartoum, Sudan, for their second round of talks, according to the Sudanese foreign ministry. “President Omar al-Bashir will host direct talks between the two leaders of South Sudan in Khartoum on June 25,” the ministry said in a statement on Friday. The communique of the 32nd Extra-ordinary Summit of IGAD heads of state also released on Friday indicated President Kiir and Machar will meet for…

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Uganda police detain 10 S. Sudanese refugees

Police in Uganda are holding 10 South Sudanese refugees over the killing of their colleagues at a refugee camp in the country. Those arrested are suspected to have been involved in a fracas, which saw four killed after a football argument went bad. The West Nile regional police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia confirmed the arrest, saying they would carry out an investigation. “The police are continuing with investigations to get more other youth who took law into their own hands…

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