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Secretary Kerry Praises Ethiopian-U.S. Efforts To Combat HIV, Visits S. Sudan To Urge Peace

News outlets report on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Africa, where he has visited Ethiopia and South Sudan.

IIP Digital: Ethiopia’s Fight Against AIDS an Example to World, Kerry Says
“During his May 1 visit to Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the secretary praised the effectiveness of the Ethiopian-U.S. partnership committed to ‘investing in a healthy future together’ and joining forces to combat HIV/AIDS…” (5/1).

IIP Digital: Kerry at Gandhi Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The news service provides a transcript of Kerry’s remarks delivered Thursday at Gandhi Hospital in Ethiopia (5/1).

NPR: USAID: War Puts South Sudan Closer To Humanitarian Disaster
“Secretary of State Kerry is in South Sudan as part of a U.S.-led effort to end its civil war. [In an audio report,] Steve Inskeep talks to Raj Shah, administrator for USAID, about America’s efforts to prevent famine there…” (5/2).

Reuters: Kerry in South Sudan in U.S. push to halt conflict
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into South Sudan on Friday to push for a halt to more than four months of fighting in Africa’s newest nation, a message he was expected to deliver in talks with President Salva Kiir…” (Stewart, 5/2).

Reuters: U.S. warns of South Sudan genocide risk, raises hope of new forces
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that South Sudan’s conflict could descend into genocide, as he renewed threats of sanctions and raised hope that more peacekeeping forces could be deployed swiftly to halt the bloodshed…” (Stewart/Maasho, 5/2).