Ethnic tensions in Ethiopia underneath the very fast pace of political reforms +++ Reactions in Juba as South Sudan's President Salva Kiir presents his cabinet a power-sharing deal +++ Low demand for Ugandan Maize
Following ethnically motivated violence in the country's east, Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed wants to strengthen and stabilize the autonomous region — although the government has offered little response.
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Machar met to discuss peace in South Sudan, but the rebels say it's "unrealistic." The war in South Sudan has continued since the two fell out in 2013, sparking violence.
Tensions between the neighboring ethnic groups in Ethiopia have spiraled into a growing humanitarian crisis. Although the conflict is based on traditional grievances, sweeping government reforms may also play a role.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have begun this Monday mediation of the second round of peace talks between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
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