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South Sudan Rebels Withdraw Threat To Boycott Peace Talks

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February 11, 2014 AT 3:50 PM
South Sudanese rebels withdrew on Tuesday a threat to boycott peace talks with the government, saying mediators had promised to address their list of demands. The rebels said on Monday evening that they wanted four remaining political prisoners held by the government to be released. They also demanded that the Ugandan army, which has been backing President Salva Kiir, to withdraw from South Sudan. Yohanis Musa Pauk, spokesman for the rebel delegation, told Reuters the rebels had decided to take part in the second round of talks, after receiving assurances from the mediators.