South Sudan rebel leader to attend talks with president in Addis Ababa

South Sudan rebel leader to attend talks with president in Addis Ababa

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South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday. “The Movement welcomes this invitation … it will go a long way in building confidence in the peace process,” the spokesman said in an emailed statement. The statement said Machar, who is under house arrest in South Africa, had been invited by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to attend the talks on June 20.