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South Sudan Wants Peace Talks Moved to Kenya

Samir Bol and Zacharias Abubeker | Daily Nation   in 
March 11, 2015

South Sudan is resurrecting its demand for any future peace talks to be transferred to Kenya from Ethiopia after mediators failed to convince warring parties to reach a deal last week.

The country’s deputy ambassador to Kenya, James P Morgan, told the Nation on Wednesday that both Ethiopia and Sudan are harming peace talks by “domineering.”

“The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia and Sudan should be excluded from being a mediator, since it controls, trains and arms the rebels,” Mr Morgan said in an interview in Nairobi.

The demand that talks between Salva Kiir’s government and rebel leader Riek Machar should to be held on Kenyan soil is not new. But Juba now says that holding negotiations in Kenya will ensure talks occur under those it thinks understand South Sudan better.

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