South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia


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Peace talks to end the ongoing conflict in South Sudan have resumed after having been stalled for over a month. The talks being held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was stalled in June, after the warring factions refused to accept a system of negotiations that would have them sit in the same room with 4 other parties from South Sudan.
Now both parties have resumed talks with the intention of finalizing the guidelines on how the cease fire they signed in January should be implemented. This phase of peace talks will also see the government of South Sudan and rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar discuss on how to form a transitional government of national unity for south Sudan. The July 10 deadline for the formation of framework for the transitional government has only few days to go yet no discussions has been held about it by the warring factions.

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