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South Sudan Peace Talks Result in a Show of Force

While representatives from South Sudan's government and rebel forces met to discuss peace, fighting continued as both sides attempted to gain territory to use as bargaining chips. VICE traveled to the front lines to see who, if anyone, is winning.

by VICE Staff
Jan 4 2014, 5:05am

Today, after two weeks of fighting in South Sudan that is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people, representatives from both the government and rebel forces met in Ethiopia to discuss the possibility of peace. 

But back in South Sudan, the fighting continued.

Both sides hope to gain territory to strengthen their position at the bargaining table. Rebels captured the city of Bor days ago; now the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is trying to win it back. Bor is 125 slow, painful miles from the capital city of Juba—a trip made far quicker by helicopter. And so VICE flew to the front lines with the SPLA.