African leaders must take action to silence the guns in South Sudan


By VERONICA BICHETERO
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The African Union Summit on July 1-2 in Mauritania is a golden chance for African heads of state and government to take a significant step towards fulfilling the AU’s oath to silence the guns in Africa by 2020.

Nowhere in Africa is their attention needed as in South Sudan, which will be on their agenda.

This year, the country marks five years of civil war. Theirs is a war that has gone on for too long, devastating too many innocent lives.

In Mauritania, African leaders can unlock a series of decisions to aid the region in finally putting an end to this war. The people of South Sudan can wait no longer; it is a now or never moment.

The recent attempts by Uganda’s President Museveni, together with the leaders of Ethiopia and Sudan, to reconcile South…

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