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South Sudan Rebels, Government Claim Oil Town As Talks Delayed

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March 20, 2014 AT 9:07 AM
South Sudanese rebels and government troops both said they controlled the capital of an oil-producing state on Thursday after days of fighting, as another attempt to resume peace talks in neighboring Ethiopia fell through.The latest clashes highlighted the lack of headway made in peace talks between the government and rebels after a ceasefire deal in January collapsed. Negotiations were scheduled to resume on Thursday but the Juba government said it had not sent its delegation to Ethiopia because of a dispute over who should be represented.