South Sudan president and rebel leader to hold direct talks

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Salva Kiir (second from right), President of the Republic of South Sudan, on his visit to the country. At Mr. Ban's side is Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and his former deputy turned opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to hold direct talks in Addis Ababa following a visit by the UN chief on Tuesday.

The two leaders have been locked in a fierce battle over control of the country since mid-December after their fallout in July.

Mr Ban Ki-moon last visited the country three years ago to celebrate its independence.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

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