Armed clashes continued to be reported in South Sudan.
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In South Sudan fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebels as regional peace brokers failed to get ceasefire talks off the ground in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Rebels in South Sudan say they have killed an army general during fighting near the town of Bor, a claim immediately denied by the government. This comes amid diplomatic efforts for peace talks - Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir is expected in the South Sudanese capital Juba today for talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir. Nearly two-hundred thousand people have already been displaced by the three-week conflict and there are fears that the crisis could lead to the disintegration of the world's youngest nation. One man who helped campaign for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which led to the creation of South Sudan, is Eric Reeves, a researcher at Smith College, who has been watching the crisis unfold.