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African Union summit ponders violent conflicts

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders met in Ethiopia Thursday at a summit to discuss outbreaks of violence in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as food security across the continent.

Opening the African Union summit Thursday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he was ‘‘deeply concerned by the emergence of new conflicts’’ that threaten Africa’s collective peace and stability. The summit is being attended by 34 African leaders.

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