South Sudan rebels, government begin talks on ceasefire

January 7th, 2014  
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South Sudanese rebels and a government delegation started peace talks on Tuesday to try to end fighting that has left the world's newest state on the brink of civil war. "We have begun our meeting on the cessation of hostilities," a member of the government delegation told Reuters. The fighting, often along ethnic faultlines, has pitted President Salva Kiir's SPLA government forces against rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar. Mabior Garang, a member of Machar's delegation to the Addis talks, confirmed that the talks had begun.


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