South Sudan peace talks adjourn with no deal reached

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n East African Intergovernmental Body (IGAD), mediating officer said peace talks between South Sudan’s government and rebels was adjourned on Friday 6 in Addis Ababa with no deal signed.
The official said no date was also fixed for the next meeting but the IGAD, which had organised the talks, would issue a statement later on Friday.
The IGAD mediation official said earlier Peace talks between South Sudan’s government and rebels were extended to Friday, 6 March.
This was after the warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, failed to meet an IGAD peace deadline of 5 March.
He said with the roadmap issued last month, talks were to have been completed by 5 March, with the goal of a transitional government by April.
Fighting in South Sudan erupted in December 2013 after Kiir dismissed his deputy, Machar accusing him of plotting a coup.
The war quickly took on ethnic tones and since then, more than 10,000 people have been killed while more than 1.5 million are now displaced from their homes.



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