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Justin Welby meets Africa's Anglican leaders

The Archbishop of Canterbury has arrived in Burundi for the start of a five-day tour meeting bishops of the Anglican church.

Justin Welby is also visiting South Sudan, Rwanda and the DR Congo as part of the trip, calling for the church to help end violence in war-torn countries.

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, meets Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan Credit: REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

Speaking in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the archbishop said the Anglican Church of Burundi offered "an inspiring vision" of rebuilding the country and its communities.

The trip is part of the archbishop's plan to visit all of his fellow archbishops around the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office.