South Sudan recaptures oil town as talks delayed

By Reuters | Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:19 PM

By Carl Odera

JUBA, March 20 (Reuters) - South Sudan has driven rebels out of the capital of an oil-producing state, its government said on Thursday, in further fighting as another attempt to resume peace talks fell through.

Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said the town of Malakal, on the White Nile river near major oilfields in the north of the country, had been shattered by fighting but that...

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