- South Sudan's government has finally begun delayed talks with rebel negotiators in an attempt to end over three weeks of fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead and caused 200,000 to flee their homes.
- Meanwhile, Sudan and South Sudan, which is the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, have spoken about forming a joint force to guard the latter's crude fields from rebels. The discussions follow fighting in two oil-rich states, Unity and Upper Nile. (Previous)
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South Sudan, rebels finally start ceasefire talks
Jan 7 2014, 05:01 ET