In S. Sudan, rebels try to seize key town that could give them more leverage in peace talks

By Sudarsan Raghavan, December 31, 2013

NAIROBI – The fierce clashes to control the South Sudanese town of Bor on Tuesday represent a pivotal development in the two-week-old conflict, giving rebels more clout in peace talks being held this week while potentially undermining President Salva Kiir’s grip on the government and his ruling party.

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