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January 4, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan’s foreign minister, Barnaba Benjamin, has announced that he will visit Khartoum on Monday to deliver a letter from President Salva Kiir to his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, relating to the current situation in South Sudan.

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South Sudan Foreign Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin, April 2, 2012 (Getty)

Last month, clashes erupted in South Sudan with fighting among a group of soldiers in the capital, Juba. The violence quickly spread to several states, cleaving the nation along the ethnic fault line of rebel leader Riek Machar’s Nuer and President Salva Kiir’s Dinka.

Benjamin said in press statements in Juba on Saturday that Khartoum exerts positive efforts to achieve reconciliation between the conflicting parties in South Sudan, pointing that Khartoum seeks convergence of views between Kiir and Machar.

He pointed that Khartoum stands at an equal distance from both conflicting parties and criticized Washington’s decision to reduce the number of its embassy staff in Juba, describing the move as “unwise”.

Washington began to withdraw its non-essential staff in Juba since mid-December and said on Friday that it would evacuate more staff, urging all US nationals to leave South Sudan.

The US embassy said it would no longer be able to provide any consular services to U.S. citizens in the country starting 4 January.

The evacuation order comes as ceasefire talks get underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between the South Sudanese government delegation and rebels loyal the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar.

East African regional leaders and the international community have backed calls for dialogue in a country, which suffered over two decades of civil war before a 2005 peace deal led to its independence from Sudan two years ago.

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  • 5 January 2014 08:13, by Knight In Shining Armor

    Dr. B. B, You have nice trip but do not forget to take with you your valuables and ask Al-Bashir for temporary refugee in Khartoum because Juba is going to be under the control of peoples’ revolution. Oh! but who knows, it could happen before you leave Juba.

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  • 5 January 2014 10:54, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Kiir is using Wani as he use Pagan then later wrongly accused him to justify his removal. Wait & see Wani & Pieng Deng already in Kiir conspiracy list of be remove in any way possible.

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  • 5 January 2014 11:37, by tootke’bai-ngo

    WHY SHOULD WANI ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE THE ONE DELIVER THIS SOLD OUT LETTER? KIIR SEEMED READY TO INVITE NCP FORCES TO OCCUPY ALL OIL FIELDS WHICH ARE DEEP INSIDE UNITY STATE. KIIR SHOULD HAVE ASK WANI TO JOINT THE PEACE TALK INORDER WHAT CITIZENS’ LIVES TO BE SPARE INSTEAD OF WORRY MUCH ABOUT OIL.

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