Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta in Juba for talks with Salva Kiir

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to neighbouring South Sudan to meet President Salva Kiir for talks over the continued conflict in the country.

The two leaders will discuss the violence that erupted in July as well as the United Nations resolution to deploy a 4,000-strong protection force in Juba.

The five-day gun fight that took place in July killed close to 300 people, with thousands forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

Following the violence, Riek Machar fled the capital with his troops, and is now in Sudan’s Khartoum for medical treatment.

President Kiir replaced Machar as first vice president with Taban Deng, a move that received wide international criticism.

South Sudan had also floated a loan request to Kenya to help it continue with the process of returning back to peace.

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