09 May South Sudan peace talks to start in Ethiopia
The first face-to-face meeting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar since mass violence began in December is due to take place in Ethiopia.
The US says it is not optimistic that Friday’s one-day talks will produce an immediate result.
The conflict has left thousands dead and more than one million homeless.
The UN has accused both sides of crimes against humanity, including mass killings, sexual slavery and gang-rape.