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S.Sudan leader set to meet rebel chief for peace talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaks at the National Legislature in Juba on June 2, 2014South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are set to meet Tuesday in a fresh push to end nearly six months of civil war, sources said Monday. A face-to-face meeting between the foes “would be very good” for the peace process, the source told AFP. Information Minister Michael Makuei said in a statement the government was “optimistic that this round of discussions will sow the seeds of peace”. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch urged mediators to not allow any amnesty to be included in a peace deal, and to punish those guilty of war crimes.

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