Monday 23 October 2017

South Sudanese president meets rebel leader in Ethiopia

South Sudan President Salva Kiir (AP)
South Sudan President Salva Kiir (AP)

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met on Friday for the first time since ethnic fighting broke out in Africa's youngest country in December, a Reuters witness said.

Kiir and Machar held talks in Ethiopia's capital amid growing international pressure for a peace deal to end a conflict that the United States has warned could descend into genocide. The pair shook hands.


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