South Sudan crisis: New peace talks open


A new round of peace talks for South Sudan have begun in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa – the latest attempt to end the civil war which has lasted more than four years.

There is growing international impatience with the political and military leadership after various peace deals and ceasefires have broken down.

Last week, the US imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, and the head of the African Union recently called for sanctions on those prolonging the conflict.

Tens of thousands have died in the fighting and about a third of the population has been displaced.

The last ceasefire between President Salva Kiir and several rebel groups was signed in December but lasted just a few hours.

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