South Sudan President signs peace deal with rebel leader

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with main rebel leader Riek Machar, formally ending a five-year war that killed tens of thousands.

The deal, mediated by Sudan and signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, reinstated Machar in his former role as Vice-president and comes two weeks after a peace deal was officially agreed upon between the government and rebel groups.

About four million South Sudanese were displaced in half a decade of fighting.

 

 

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