South Sudan leaders reach partial deal
South Sudan’s warring leaders have reached a new agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war. After watching ceasefire after ceasefire fail, regional leaders are warning of tougher sanctions this time around.
Following four days of tough negotiations, the east African bloc IGAD confirmed early Monday morning that progress had been made toward ending South Sudan’s 13-month civil war.
IGAD’s chief mediator, Seyoum Mesfin, said that the two leaders of the warring factions – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (pictured right) and his former deputy-turned rebel leader Riek Machar (pictured left) – had signed a new ceasefire.
“Complete cessation of hostilities in South Sudan is expected as of [Monday morning]”, Mesfin told reporters in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
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Source News: DW