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UN chief to visit Kenya as famine threatens region

Saturday March 4 2017

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. UN believes the city could remain the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. PHOTO | KENA BETANCUR | AFP 

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Kenya on Sunday for talks with leaders on regional issues, his spokesman said Friday, as South Sudan and Somalia face famine.

Somalia is facing the threat of a famine while parts of northern South Sudan are already suffering from starvation.

Kenya is a key player in peace efforts in Somalia and has agreed to contribute troops to a new UN regional force for South Sudan.

Guterres, who took the UN helm in January, is pushing for a new strategy to end South Sudan's three-year war.