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Great Lakes region’s leaders call for immediate end of hostilities

Author : | Published: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Leaders of the Great Lakes region have called for an immediate end of hostilities in South Sudan.

The presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, who attended a summit in Luanda, have condemned the perpetrators of atrocities in South Sudan.

South Sudan was represented at the summit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mawien Makol, told Eye Radio that the conflict in South Sudan was high on the agenda.

β€˜β€˜The items on the agenda of the meeting were the security of the region and the crisis in South Sudan. The regional grouping talked about the possibility of trying to address the issue of South Sudan in terms of bringing the two parties to accept a cessation of hostilities and the fighting to stop,’’ he said.

The Great Lakes Region includes 12 Eastern and Central African countries.

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