Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Civil War Continues In South Sudan As Peace Talks Are Set To Open

S Sudan Poised For Peace Talks Amid Fighting -- Al Jazeera

Government and rebels sending teams to Addis Ababa in effort to end conflict in Jonglei that has left thousands dead.

South Sudan's rival factions are set to open peace talks in Ethiopia aimed at bringing an end to a nearly three-week-old civil war, amid reports of an imminent showdown between government and rebel forces in the oil-rich state of Jonglei.

Government and rebel officials confirmed on Wednesday that their negotiating teams were preparing to fly to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Diplomats said they expected negotiations on a possible ceasefire to begin later on Wednesday.

"We are expecting them to arrive this afternoon," Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopian foreign minister, said.

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More News On South Sudan's Civil War

South Sudanese rebels arrive in Addis Ababa for ceasefire talks -- Reuters
South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar agrees to peace talks but fights on -- The Australian/AFP
South Sudan Government, Rebels to Hold Talks to End Violence -- Voice of America
South Sudan Government, Rebels to Talk, Fighting Continues -- Voice of America
As fighting rages in South Sudan, peace talks to open in Ethiopia -- CTV/AP
South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash in key town -- CNN
South Sudan Loses Town to Rebels As It Plans for Peace Talks -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Fighting Rages in South Sudan Ahead of Peace Talks -- Wall Street Journal
Rebels drive S. Sudan government forces out of parts of Bor -- UPI
S Sudan rebels recapture key town of Bor -- Al Jazeera
Rebels Press Attack on Key City in South Sudan -- New York Times
South Sudan's army admits losing strategic Bor -- Xinhuanet (China)
South Sudan rebels seize key town of Bor: mayor -- Global Post/Reuters
'Mounting Evidence' of Serious Rights Abuses in South Sudan: UN -- Voice of America

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