South Sudan rebels ditch new round of peace talks

Feb 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
South Sudanese civilians fleeing an outbreak of intense fighting between groups of government forces take shelter at the United Nations Mission to South Sudan base on December 17, 2013 in Juba, South Sudan.
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Former Vice President Riek Machar and his fellow rebels  have pulled out of Monday's resumption of peace talks in Ethiopia, demanding the release of political prisoners held by the government. 

Background:

South Sudan rebels say to boycott next round of peace talks [Reuters]