Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom
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South Sudan crisis: Kenya and Ethiopia call to end hostilities

26 December 2013 Last updated at 16:04 GMT

The leaders of two of South Sudan's neighbours, Kenya and Ethiopia, have held "constructive" talks there in a bid to halt fighting, officials have said.

Thousands of people are feared dead in violence that began 11 days ago and has raised fears of a civil war.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said the meeting with President Salva Kiir was "candid" and had centred on halting the violence and starting political talks.

"Leaders also underlined that the unconstitutional means to remove a democratically elected government should be condemned,'' he added.