South Sudan

South Sudan Factions Set For Talks

Meeting in Ethiopia


South Sudan's warring parties are gathering in Ethiopia for peace talks as the UN warns of continuing atrocities across the country.

Government and rebel negotiating teams are preparing to sit down at a luxury hotel in Addis Ababa, although it is unclear when meetings will start and what form they will take.

Thousands of people are feared to have been killed in the fighting, which has pitched army units loyal to President Salva Kiir against a loose alliance of ethnic militia forces and mutinous army commanders loyal to ex-vice president Riek Machar.