South Sudan Leaders Start Up Talks to End Bloody Civil War — Again

Once again, leaders from South Sudan, the world’s newest country, are meeting in Addis Ababa to try and negotiate a lasting peace deal between the current government and rebels loyal to the ex-vice president. And once again, both parties have started the dialogues with chins raised and arms crossed, seemingly opposed to, and insulted by, most suggestions of compromise.

Yet while they hash out negotiations amid catered luncheons, air conditioned UN conference rooms, and posh hotels in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the next 11 days, thousands upon thousands of their civilians are still suffering from bombings, starvation, and some of the worst human rights abuses in recent history.

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