South Sudan peace talks to go on until Friday

March 5, 2015 7:44 PM

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels will extend beyond a Thursday deadline set by mediators to allow them to finalize details on power sharing, mediators from the regional East African group IGAD said.

The group had allowed to the end of Thursday to iron out any obstacles to a deal to end fighting that erupted in December 2013 after a political dispute that saw President Salva Kiir sack Riek Machar as deputy president.

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