Government and rebel leaders in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire – the first step towards peace in the country after five weeks of violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.
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Saturday 04 January 2014
Mediators said it was now unclear if South Sudanese rebels would start face-to-face peace talks with the government on Saturday, dampening hopes of a swift end to weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state.
Friday 03 January 2014
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Thursday 26 December 2013
Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan’s oil-producing region today as African leaders tried to advance peace talks between the country’s president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup in the world’s newest country.
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
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Sunday 13 October 2013
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Sunday 06 October 2013
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Sunday 22 September 2013
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Sunday 15 September 2013
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Saturday 14 September 2013
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