South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa (AFP) – South Sudan president Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia’s capital on Wednesday, their first meeting in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.

“The two principals will meet in Addis Ababa upon the invitation extended by his excellency, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,” Meles Alem, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, told AFP.