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Time Is Critical To Create A New Government In South Sudan

Under pressure from regional bloc neighbors to cease hostilities that have created a humanitarian crisis in East Africa, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to negotiate a transitional government of national unity. The United States welcomes the announcement and the hope it offers of ending the suffering of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese displaced or otherwise affected by the seven-month conflict.