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South Sudan Government, Rebels to Hold Talks to End Violence

Clashing sides in South Sudan are set to open talks Wednesday in neighboring Ethiopia, in a bid to end weeks of violence that has left more than 1,000 people dead.President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are sending delegations to the negotiations in Addis Ababa brokered by the East African regional bloc IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development).The bloodshed in the world's newest country began in mid-December when Mr. Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, accused Machar, an ethnic...

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