S. Sudan rivals to hold direct peace talks

South Sudan has been shaken by violence since mid-December when President Salva Kiir accused sacked vice president Riek Machar of leading a failed coup attempt against his regime.

S. Sudan rivals to hold direct peace talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

South Sudan's warring parties will hold direct talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday. The talks are set to start at 09:00 GMT, according to the official.

The direct talks come as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillary are currently on a visit to Addis Ababa.

Kerry is scheduled to meet IGAD foreign ministers to discuss the South Sudanese conflict.

South Sudan has been shaken by violence since mid-December when President Salva Kiir accused sacked vice president Riek Machar of leading a failed coup attempt against his regime.

The conflict has already claimed more than 10,000 lives, with the U.N. estimating that some one million South Sudanese have already been displaced by the violence.

In January, the two sides signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in the Ethiopian capital.

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