Friday, December 27, 2013

Ethiopia and Kenya leaders in South Sudan in peace effort

(Dec 27, 2013, (Euronews))--The leaders of two of South Sudan’s neighbours have arrived in the capital Juba hoping to kick start talks between the warring parties. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn were greeted by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.

He has called for an end to unrestrained killings and tribal-based atrocities that are thought to have left thousands of people dead. As the leaders arrived, there were reports of more fighting between the army and rebels in an oil-rich region in the north.

On Tuesday the UN compound in Bor, where South Korean peacekeepers are based, was hit by mortar cannon, fired during a fierce exchange between government forces and rebels a few kilometres away. Four Nepalese troops stationed at a post protecting the base were reportedly injured. The area around Bor is said to have become safer since government troops retook the town from rebels on Tuesday. Read more from euronews » 

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