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South Sudanese leaders to engage in conversation

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JUBA – The South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has a invitation been accepted to next week in Addis Ababa to talk with president Salva Kiir. The Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed suggested as a mediator on behalf of the East African grouping IGAD the two rivals, on 20 June the table. It would be the impetus for new peace talks.

The South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar in the foreground.

A spokesman of former vice president Machar, who is staying in South Africa under house arrest, left Wednesday to know that his political movement is happy with the invitation, but that it is a lot of time will require a basis of trust to create for the peace process.

It is the first time that Kiir and Machar come together since the peace agreement between the government and the rebels in August 2016, was blown up. Since the outbreak of the civil war by the end of 2013, two years after the declaration of independence, are in South Sudan, tens of thousands of people, among whom many civilians, to life come by fights between rival troops.

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