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Hands: Neighbouring Ethiopia and Government

hands: The rivals met this week in neighbouring Ethiopia on its prime minister's invitation, shaking hands and being coaxed into an awkward embrace as they held direct talks, according to The Chronicle Herald. They shook hands again as regional heads of state and government met to discuss the civil war in the world's youngest nation. This is simply because we have had enough of him, government spokesman Michael Makuei said. But it became clear that while South Sudan's government was open to having the opposition in the vice-president's role it would not accept Machar's return to that post. Opposition spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press there was nothing agreed upon in the talks but that the face-to-face meeting with South Sudan's president was useful because we are able to see violence in Salva's eyes. Machar fled the country after new fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, in July 2016, ending a brief attempt at peace in which he returned to his role as Kiir's deputy. ( As reported in the news.