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South Sudan leaders agree to permanent cease-fire

On Wednesday, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar announced a permanent cease-fire. The agreement, which is set to take effect on Saturday, is the latest attempt to put an end to the four-year civil war in South Sudan, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 4.2 million. The agreement calls for the opening of humanitarian aid routes, the release of political prisoners, and the disengagement of armed forces. Moreover, the agreement states that a unity government is to be formed within four months and elections held within the next three years. This is not the first ceasefire signed—the one signed last December only lasted one day.

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