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US calls for political talks in South Sudan

Dec 24 2013, 11:12pm CST | by

Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) The US urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar to end hostilities and hold political talks, according to a statement issued by the State Department.

Washington, Dec 25 — The US urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar to end hostilities and hold political talks, according to a statement issued by the State...

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US calls for political talks in South Sudan

Dec 24 2013, 11:12pm CST | by

Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) The US urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar to end hostilities and hold political talks, according to a statement issued by the State Department.

Washington, Dec 25 — The US urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar to end hostilities and hold political talks, according to a statement issued by the State Department.

US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, is in the South Sudanese capital Juba to secure final commitment from Kiir and Machar to begin talks that could begin "in the coming days", Xinhua quoted State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki as saying in the statement Tuesday.

Kiir said he was ready to begin talks with Machar "without preconditions" to end the current crisis in South Sudan, Booth told reporters Monday.

Deadly clashes have escalated in South Sudan since Dec 15, following what Kiir's government claimed was an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to Machar, who was dismissed in July.

"The US urges all parties in the crisis in South Sudan to implement an immediate cessation of hostilities," Psaki said.

An end to hostilities will offer critical humanitarian access to people in dire need and open a space for a mediated political dialogue between the opposing sides, she added.

The US also warns the leaders of South Sudan that those who seek to take or hold power by violence will not have US support and may violate international law, according to the statement.

The US moved additional Marines and aircraft from Spain to the Horn of Africa Monday to provide embassy security and help with evacuations from South Sudan.

A defence official told reporters that the extra forces moved to Djibouti would bring the total US troops in the region to 150, with 10 aircraft. Of those forces, about 45 US Army troops are in South Sudan providing security.

The US State Department said Sunday some 380 US officials and citizens as well as about 300 citizens of other countries had been airlifted out of South Sudan.

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Russian airline says its helicopter likely shot down in South Sudan

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Three killed in U.N. helicopter crash in South Sudan

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By Carl Odera JUBA (Reuters) - Three crew members of a U.N. peacekeeping helicopter in South Sudan were killed on Tues ...
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South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

Aug 22 2014 1:47am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sud ...
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As South Sudan crisis grows, Ethiopia becomes Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

Aug 18 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: UN High Commission on Refugees

Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July, the latest date for which we have figures. ...
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Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

Aug 18 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: UN High Commission on Refugees

Ethiopia had almost 630,000 refugees at the end of July, compared to Kenya's 575,000. The main factor in the increased numbers is the conflict in South Sud ...
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New fighting hits South Sudan

Aug 15 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city... ...
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The World Next Week: August 14, 2014

Aug 14 2014 5:49pm CDT | Source: Council on Foreign Relations

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Obama gives $180 million in aid to Sudan

Aug 12 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: WND

(NBC NEWS) The United States announced Tuesday it will provide $180 million in emergency food aid to South Sudan, warning of a “shocking” crisis in the world’s youngest nation following months of civil war. The move marked the first time the U.S. has used this type of emergency funding since 2008. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned that “the threat of famine is real,” saying in a statement announcing the aid that “the scale of the suffering a ...
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Kerry condemns South Sudan, rebels as deadline passes

Aug 11 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday condemned South Sudan's government and rebels for failing to form a transition ...
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