In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, rebel fighters walk through town after receiving food in Akobo, near the Ethiopian border, in South Sudan.(AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
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African nations mediating South Sudan's peace efforts must not "squander" the opportunity of a renewed push to end the country's war, the head of an international cease-fire monitoring team said Saturday.A first round of talks to revitalize a 2015 peace agreement resulted in a ceasefire in December which lasted just hours before warring parties accused each other of breaking the truce.The United Nations has described the latest peace push as a "last chance" to end South Sudan's four year civil war. A peace deal was signed two years later but collapsed in July 2016 when fresh fighting in the capital Juba forced Machar into exile.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday met U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the South Sudan conflict, according to a statement from the presidency.
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