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Fighting in South Sudan ahead of peace talks

Fighting in South Sudan, between supporters of President Salva Kiir and those of his sacked deputy Riek Machar, is continuing ahead of planned peace talks.

At least 1,000 people have died since violence erupted last month.

Both sides have sent delegations to talks in Ethiopia but so far the rebels have not agreed to end hostilities.

The BBC's James Copnall in South Sudan's capital Juba, says there have been several clashes in the country including fighting in the key oil-producing state of Unity.

  • 02 Jan 2014
  • From the section Africa
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