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S. Sudan government, rebels set for peace talks

Updated: 2014-01-02 07:30
By Reuters in Juba, South Sudan, and Addis Ababa, Kenya ( China Daily)

Insurgent troops recapture Bor ahead of deadline for negotiations

South Sudan's government and rebels were set to start New Year's Day peace talks in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to hash out details of a ceasefire to end more than two weeks of ethnic bloodletting in the world's newest state, mediators said.

Delegations from both sides were scheduled to arrive later on Wednesday, said regional bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development, as South Sudan's government acknowledged it had lost the key town of Bor in the latest clash with militias loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar.

S. Sudan government, rebels set for peace talks