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Ceasefire in South Sudan *Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 11 May, 2018 12:14 PM

The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of civil war.

Ceasefire in South Sudan *Updated

Salva Kiir and Riek Machar - photo AFP

A spokesman cited here said, "The agreement has only outlined the mandate of the would-be transitional government of national unity. The document does not carry any agreement on leadership structure and power-sharing ratios as reported in the media."

UPDATE: Radio Tamazuj has confirmed that the deal commits the two leaders to a transitional government, with the mandate beginning in July this year.

To date, 10,000 people are estimated to have died in the conflict, with 1.5 million driven from their homes.

Original BBC story here 

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