South Sudanese rebel delegation chief Taban Deng (R) shakes hands with South Sudanese leader of the government's delegation Nial Deng Nial
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South Sudan ceasefire talks open

Direct talks on ending the conflict in South Sudan have officially opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The negotiations are focusing on bringing about a ceasefire and the release of political prisoners.

Richard Hamilton is the Africa Regional Editor for BBC World Service Radio. He explains why the talks were on - then off - then back on again.

  • 04 Jan 2014
  • From the section Africa
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