Kiir, Machar sign yet another deal to share power


By FRED OLUOCH
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government in the latest bid to end an almost five-year civil war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

The signing in Addis Ababa on Wednesday came after months of negotiations and preliminary pacts. It seeks to end the conflict that began in December 2013, which has caused near-economic collapse and forced more than a third of the country’s estimated 12 million citizens from their homes fuelling the world’s third-largest refugee crisis after Syria and Afghanistan.

The deal, which has international and regional backing, grants rebels and other opposition figures major positions in an expanded South Sudanese government, with Dr…

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