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Zuma said East Africa’s sta­bil­ity is vi­tal for the re­gion’s trans­for­ma­tion. He dwelt on se­cu­rity and crit­i­cised South Su­dan’s op­po­si­tion leader Riek Machar for call­ing for armed re­sis­tance in Juba. “There is ab­so­lutely no need for fight­ing. It will only ex­as­per­ate hu­man suf­fer­ing in South Su­dan. We call on Machar to re­turn to Juba and par­tic­i­pate in the tran­si­tional gov­ern­ment,” he said. Zuma asked for speedy na­tional di­a­logue in Bu­rundi un­der the stew­ard­ship of East African Com­mu­nity. “On the DRC, we urge all stake­hold­ers to par­tic­i­pate in the na­tional di­a­logue. We hope it will come up with a clear road map to­wards elec­tions,” he said. Zuma stressed the need to re­form the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil to bet­ter rep­re­sent the in­ter­est of the de­vel­op­ing world.

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