South Sudan

US Envoy to South Sudan: Government, Rebels Agree to Talk

Africa's newest country embroiled in political violence after a failed coup attempt

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The United States special envoy to South Sudan says the country's warring factions have agreed to attend peace talks in Ethiopia.

Donald Booth told The Associated Press Tuesday that the commitment of both sides is "a first but very important step to achieving a cessation of hostilities" and the beginning of negotiations to resolve the crisis in the world's newest country.