Voice of America News

10 JUNE 2014

As regional leaders gathered in Addis Ababa Tuesday for a summit focussed largely on South Sudan, 14 African elder statesmen penned a letter to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, urging them to end the fighting in their country and build an inclusive peace.

In the letter, leaders from across Africa – including former heads of state and Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa – say they will no longer stand by and watch as a humanitarian tragedy unfolds in South Sudan.

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