South Sudan: President, rebel commander agree to end conflict

  • Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan, and rebel chief Riek Machar have agreed to bring an end to the deadly conflict in the region that has killed thousands of people and displaced an estimated 1.5 million since December 2013.

    The two leaders signed on the ceasefire agreement after talks in Ethiopia. However, details of power-sharing and the nature of a future government still need to be worked out.

    According to the ceasefire proposals, Kiir will remain president while Machar will be made vice-president, media reports said.

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