Foreign Policy expert on South Sudan peace talks

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Back frow from left, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Mahboub Maalim, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Chairwoman of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, are shown an accord document after it was signed by South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar, below-right, and senior South Sudanese politician Pagan Amum, below-left, after lengthy peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Leaders from South Sudan’s warring factions are in Ethiopia in a last ditch effort to sign a peace deal ahead of Monday’s deadline to end the country’s civil war.

To discuss the South Sudan peace talks, CCTV America’s Mike Walters spoke to Emira Woods. She’s an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world.

Foreign Policy expert on South Sudan peace talks

To discuss the South Sudan peace talks, CCTV America's Mike Walters spoke to Emira Woods. She's an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world.

More Details:

  • The current talks started August 6.
  • South Sudan was plunged into conflict in Dec. 2013 when troops loyal to Kiir’s South Sudan Army clashed with rebel fighters loyal to Machar.