A new round of talks on ending South Sudan's nearly six-month-old civil war have been delayed, mediators said Wednesday. No explanation was given for the latest delay in the talks, which are aimed at building on a ceasefire agreement signed last month and paving the way for more face-to-face talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, a former vice president. "We won't have the talks today," a source close to the peace process told AFP in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital and seat of the African Union, where previous rounds of talks have been held. Face-to-face talks between the warring parties will likely "be determined after the symposium," the source said.
Newark-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Following its stunning victory in the European elections, Britain's anti-EU party is targeting a first parliamentary seat, starting with Thursday's by-election in central England. The prospect of a UKIP victory in the market town of Newark is sowing panic among the main parties, particularly Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, who have held the seat since 2001. The Tories fear their voter base is being eroded by the eurosceptic and anti-immigration rhetoric of the United Kingdom Independence Party and its charismatic leader Nigel Farage. It is the fourth time in less than a year that Cameron has visited the Nottinghamshire town to support Robert Jenrick, the 32-year-old Conservative candidate.