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South Sudan’s Kiir ‘Ready To Accept Peace Deal’

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir says he’s ready to accept a peace deal that would end years of civil war in the world’s youngest country.

The agreement being negotiated with his rival Riek Machar would give the country five vice presidents, and covers power sharing and security.

A permanent ceasefire was signed last month. At a swearing-in ceremony of his foreign minister, President Kiir said nobody should be left out of the government.

South Sudan descended into conflict in 2013, two years after becoming independent. Tens of thousands have been killed and more than four million people displaced during the civil war.

-BBC

 

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