Boots hang from the side of a pick-up truck as SPLA soldiers drive in Bentiu, Unity state January 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar's demand for the release of detainees remains a stumbling block to a cease-fire deal aimed at halting violence in the world's youngest state, a U.S. envoy said Sunday.Although both sides have held talks in recent days in Addis Ababa in a bid to agree a cease-fire, there has been little progress after Kiir refused a rebel demand to release 11 detainees arrested in December over an alleged coup plot.Following the meeting with Machar, an IGAD official said Sunday that its envoys had once again traveled to South Sudan's capital Juba to try to convince Kiir to release the detainees.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE