South Sudan Peace Talks Postponed

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In this image taken from video people travel on the road near Bentiu South Sudan on Sunday April 20, 2014. U.N.’s top humanitarian official in south Sudan Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday April 23, 2014, that the ethnically targeted killings are “quite possibly a game-changer” for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities. There was also a disturbing echo of Rwanda, which is marking the 20th anniversary this month of its genocide that killed 1 million people. “It’s the first time we’re aware of that a local radio station was broadcasting hate messages encouraging people to engage in atrocities,” said Lanzer, who was in Bentiu on Sunday and Monday. “And that really accelerates South Sudan’s descent into an even more difficult situation from which it needs to extract itself.” (AP Photo/Toby Lanzer, United Nations)

Talks between the South Sudanese government and rebels have, again, been postponed. In the meantime, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an 8-country African trading bloc, is planning a summit to discuss the situation.
CCTV’s Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

South Sudan Peace Talks Postponed

South Sudan Peace Talks Postponed

Talks between the South Sudanese government and rebels have, again, been postponed. In the meantime, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an 8-country African trading bloc, is planning a summit to discuss the situation in South Sudan. CCTV'S Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.