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China weighs in as S.Sudan peace talks open

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Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels started in Ethiopia on Monday, as key power China added its weight to efforts to end weeks of fighting in the world's youngest nation. 

Young South Sudanese refugees relax on a makeshift mattress on January 6, 2014 in Koboko, Uganda, pending transfer to the Arua District Settlement camp, about 535 km North West of Kampala

Sudan meanwhile said that it and South Sudan had agreed during a visit to Juba by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to consider setting up a joint force to protect vital oilfields.

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