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S.Sudan's ex-VP says ready for peace talks with president

AFP , Tuesday 24 Dec 2013
Riek Machar
Riek Machar votes in the 2011 independence referendum. The vice-president, who has a PhD from Bradford, has failed to win over many in South Sudan who remember his machinations during Sudan's civil war. (Image: AFP)
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South Sudan's sacked vice president Riek Machar said Tuesday he was ready for peace talks with his estranged mentor President Salva Kiir to bring an end to deadly clashes across the country.

"Yes we are ready for talks. I have formed my delegation," he told Radio France Internationale (RFI), adding that the negotiations would likely be held in Ethiopia.

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