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Obama is talking about trying to bring peace to horrifically war-torn South Sudan


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President Obama in Kenya. (Pete Souza/Instagram)

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.

Basically, South Sudan is in the middle of a very brutal civil war, with tens of thousands of people dead and a third of the population starving.

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.

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.

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Obama is talking about trying to bring peace to horrifically war-torn South Sudan

Lily Altavena

Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.

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