Government soldiers prepare to deploy from the capital, Juba on January 13, 2013 as fighting continues to rage in south Sudan. AFP PHOTO/Charles LOMODONG
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Government troops in South Sudan were advancing Monday on Bor, the last state capital still in rebel hands, as ceasefire talks in neighbouring Ethiopia were called off for the day.The latest snag for the peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels came when discussions were moved to a new venue -- a nightclub in the Ethiopian capital's top hotel -- sparking complaints from some delegates. Back in South Sudan loyalist troops were still trying to take back Bor, the capital of restive Jonglei state that has already changed hands three times since fighting broke out one month ago.Bor lies some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Juba.Government troops recaptured the key north oil city of Bentiu last week, but have since grappled with rebel fighters closer to the capital Juba -- with new clashes reportedly taking place just 20 kilometres from Juba on Sunday.
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