South Sudan’s rival leaders have formed a transitional coalition government in their latest effort to implement lasting peace after years of civil war.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government in February, even if they fail to resolve ongoing political disputes.
South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.
The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition group Riek Machar has called for another six-month delay on implementing a unity government in another setback to the country’s peace process.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the formation of a unity government in the country could be delayed by a year.
South Sudan’s ruling party and leading opposition group have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by six months.
Rebels in South Sudan have warned that the country’s bitter civil war could break out again if plans to implement a power-sharing transitional government aren’t delayed for six months.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has called upon rebel leader Riek Machar to the country and implement a peace deal signed last year.
South Sudan’s leaders have signed a fresh peace deal as Riek Machar returns to Juba for the first time since he fled the capital more than two years ago.
South Sudan’s leading rebel group has accused government forces of attacking its defensive positions, days after both parties signed the “final final” draft of a peace deal aimed at bringing an end to the country’s five-year civil war.