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African talks center on S. Sudan

President agrees ‘in principle’ to halt fighting, have ‘dialogue’

Posted: December 27, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

In this photo released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and South Sudan President Silva Kiir, right, inspect a guard of honor when the Kenyan President arrived in Juba for peace talks, South Sudan. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country. (AP Photo/Kenyan Presidential Press Service)

JUBA, South Sudan — African leaders tried Thursday to advance peace talks between South Sudan’s president and political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup to topple the government of the world’s newest country.

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