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African News :Peace talks resume in Ethiopia

African News
March 26,2014

Peace talks between South Sudan ‘s two warring factions have resumed in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The mediator of the talks, a regional organization known as IGAD, says it is consulting with both sides on “the conduct of a political dialogue toward national reconciliation and healing.”

The conflict began in mid-December last year, pitting forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebel soldiers loyal to dismissed former vice president Riek Machar.

Despite agreeing to a ceasefire deal in January, the two sides have continued to fight for control of strategic towns. The violence has displaced more than 700,000 people.

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