A refugee child from South Sudan feeds on food supplements at a health centre at the Kule refugee camp in Ethiopia's Gambella region, April 1, 2015. Picture taken April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Heavyweight international powers will pressure South Sudan's leaders to end the ongoing civil war, diplomats said Thursday, with the African Union, United Nations, United States and China to kickstart stalled peace talks.Over a year of talks mediated by East Africa's eight-country IGAD bloc have failed to make headway, with the last attempt breaking down last month, and rebel forces accusing regional nations of bias.Now diplomats have told AFP they plan a boosted "IGAD-plus" to bring in extra powers to add pressure.The three nations are often dubbed "The Troika" in peace efforts.
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