Africa

East African Leaders To Discuss South Sudan Crisis

United Nations official says "well over 1,000" people have been killed in recent violence

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East Africa's leaders are meeting in Kenya to discuss growing violence in South Sudan, where more than 1,000 people are believed to have died.

The talks come a day after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir met the Kenyan president and Ethiopian PM.

Meanwhile, the UN said the first peacekeeping reinforcements were expected to arrive in 48 hours.

Violence erupted 12 days ago between forces loyal to Mr Kiir and those backing his ex-deputy Riek Machar.

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