S.Sudan government, rebels sign peace agreement

August 17, 2015 3:18 pm
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South Sudanese People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers sit on a pick up truck during a patrol in Malakal on January 21, 2014/AFP
South Sudanese People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers sit on a pick up truck during a patrol in Malakal on January 21, 2014/AFP
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug 17 – South Sudan’s government and rebels signed a peace agreement on Monday, hours before the end of a deadline threatening international sanctions, but details of the deal were not immediately known.

The agreement was signed by rebel chief Riek Machar and Pagan Amum, the secretary-general of the ruling party, an AFP correspondent said.

President Salva Kiir watched the signing, after briefly shaking hands with Machar.

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