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KHARTOUM - 29 Jun 2018

South Sudan crisis talks begin in Khartoum

A new round of peace talks on South Sudan's conflict has begun in Khartoum this afternoon as regional powers seek a solution to the ongoing civil war.

Friday's talks in Sudan come days after President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar met and signed a framework agreement.

Impatience is growing with South Sudan government and opposition, who have blamed each other for disrespecting the cessation of hospitalities deal signed in December last year.

Lam Akol Ajawin, leader of the National Democratic Movement, told Radio Tamazuj that peace talks between delegates on security arrangements have started officially in Khartoum.

“Holistic talks on the outstanding issues can end the ongoing conflict in the country,” Akol said.