Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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African leaders are meeting in Ethiopia Thursday at a summit to discuss food security amid outbreaks of violence in South Sudan and Central African Republic.Africa's violent conflicts often force many people to flee their homes, leaving them unable to grow their own food and totally aid-dependent. In South Sudan, where violence since mid-December has displaced more than 700,000 people, the United Nations estimates that 3.7 million people -- more than a third of the country's population -- are now severely food-insecure. In Central African Republic, nearly 1 million people have been displaced around the country by sectarian violence pitting Muslims against Christians.Hailemariam, the Ethiopian leader, called for an end to "senseless violence" in Central African Republic and urged South Sudan's warring factions to reach a negotiated settlement.
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