South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar returns to the capital



    South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar returns to the capital

    April 26, Juba: South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in the capital, Juba, after a week-long delay that has threatened to scupper a peace deal, reports said.

    He is expected to be sworn in later as the first vice-president in a new unity government.

    This is a key part of the deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict that has killed tens of thousands and left two million people homeless.
    Machar fled Juba at the start of the conflict in December 2013.

    He had been accused of trying to organise a coup, which he denied - but it set off a round of tit-for-tat killings, which developed into a full-blown conflict, BBC reported.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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