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  1. African Leaders Gather to Attempt Peace Talks in South Sudan

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn have met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to try and jumpstart peace talks between the government and those accused of attempting a coup. Kiir said supporters of former deputy president Riek Machar were behind last week’s coup attempt, which sparked ethnic conflict across South Sudan between the Dinkas and the Nuers, the ethnic groups of Kiir and Machar respectively. The UN estimates that more than 1,000 people have been killed and as many as 92,000 have fled their homes since fighting began in the world’s newest country.  

    Sources: The Guardian, NYT, USA Today

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