Obama is talking about trying to bring peace to horrifically war-torn South Sudan
Right now President Obama is traversing Africa, on a major trip that started in Kenya. Now in Ethiopia, and in a meeting with Uganda and Sudan, the President turned his attention to the situation in South Sudan.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 27, 2015
Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan. http://t.co/Z2bIaAwRwD
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 27, 2015
Obama is trying to negotiate with Uganda, who is supporting the government side in South Sudan, and Sudan, who is supporting the rebel side in South Sudan, for peace.
Sr Admin Officials say @POTUS & African leaders agree on "urgency & severity" of situation in South Sudan & need for a peace plan by 8/17.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 27, 2015
Here's how he said the talks went:
"As a consequence of this discussion, our hope is that we can actually bring about the kind of peace that the people of South Sudan so desperately need."
U.N. leaders have also suggested an arms embargo in the South Sudan.
— New York Times Video (@nytvideo) July 24, 2015
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