U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks to Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed as he arrives at the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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East African foreign ministers from countries including South Sudan have agreed to move ahead with the deployment of a regional peacekeeping force to that troubled nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday on the first stop of his latest Africa visit.There is "absolutely no question" that the force should be deployed, Kerry said after the meeting with foreign ministers. He did not say when the force might be sent into South Sudan.Kerry also announced nearly $138 million in humanitarian assistance from the U.S. to South Sudan, where a humanitarian crisis has worsened amid the recent turmoil.Representatives from South Sudan's government indicated their full willingness to that, Kerry said.
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