South Sudan's new vice president to visit Khartoum

Newly appointed South Sudan First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai (centre) speaks during a press conference in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on August 17, 2016South Sudan’s new Vice President Taban Deng Gai will begin a two-day visit to Khartoum on Sunday for talks on thorny issues still outstanding from its 2011 secession, an official said. Deng’s first visit to Sudan comes just weeks after he replaced former rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president after clashes in Juba left hundreds dead in July. Deng will be accompanied by a delegation of ministers and advisers, South Sudan’s ambassador to Khartoum, Mayan Dout, told AFP.

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