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Tuesday 3rd
posted by Morning Star in World


SOUTH Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed another ceasefire agreement yesterday in their 15-month conflict.

The agreement has not been published, but African diplomatic sources said the agreement sets out how the two leaders would share power in an interim government. 

It is proposed that President Kiir would remain in office while Mr Machar would become vice-president.

The warring sides also agreed to abide by a ceasefire that they signed in January 2014 which was frequently violated.

The rebels, however, said that details needed to be ironed out and that the two sides had to hold more discussions.

Few other details were revealed after frantic late-night talks. 

Regional diplomats had warned that failure to come up with a new deal could see sanctions imposed on both sides.

East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development bloc chief mediator Seyoum Mesfin said the two leaders had agreed to resume talks on February 20.




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