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South Sudan rejects rebel call to free politicians

Truce hopes dim as militia march on key town Bor

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The government of South Sudan refused Saturday to release all 11 senior politicians who were detained on allegations of plotting a coup as a condition for a truce with rebel forces.

“It is not accepted,” Michael Makuei Lueth, South Sudan’s information minister, said in a phone interview. “That is a condition, and we said we will enter negotiations with no preconditions.”

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