South Sudan government 'reach agreement' with rebels to share power

South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a power sharing agreement with the prominent rebel leader and the inaugural Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar.


In the picture: Rebel leader Riek Machar, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Sudan President Omar Al-bashirudan, & South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Khartoum, Sudan, June 25, 2018/REUTERS

This is only one of the many failed peace agreements signed between the two leaders who have been fighting endless and useless wars since 2013. With this agreement the rebel leader Riek Machar is said to be reinstated as one of the five vice-presidents in the country. 

Kiir and Machar have signed at least five major peace agreements so far (in May 2014, in August 2015, in December 2017, in June 2018 & in August 2018). “Will this new peace agreement last and end the useless conflict in South Sudan” is the question of many, who have been closely following the youngest nation.

While commending the leaders for their commitment towards peaceful means, the East African Policy Research Institute calls up on the regional and the international communities to put pressure on the leaders and ensure the sustainability of this peace agreement.

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