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Turnaround: South Sudan’s president to sign peace accord

Turnaround: South Sudan’s president to sign peace accord

The president of South Sudan has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that he intends to sign a peace accord meant to end the civil war in that country, the state department said on Wednesday.

On Monday, President Salva Kiir initialled part of the power-sharing deal, but said he would wait until early September before finalising it.

Washington criticised Kiir at the time for what it called a failure of leadership in acting to end the two-year war between government forces and rebels that has killed tens of thousands in the world’s youngest country.

Kerry spoke with Kiir by telephone on Wednesday, state department spokesperson John Kirby said. Read more

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