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Now to end ‘long suffering’: South Sudan’s former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

23 February 2020, 5:02 PM

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.

South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president

22 February 2020, 5:27 PM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could definitively end years of fighting in the country.

South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

16 February 2020, 8:08 AM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity government.

Thousands gather to bid farewell to Kenya’s longest-serving leader Moi

11 February 2020, 10:09 PM

Tens of thousands of Kenyans gathered at an open-air stadium on Tuesday for the state funeral of Daniel Arap Moi, the country’s longest-serving president, who died last week aged 95.

Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir

3 January 2020, 6:17 AM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate the country’s stalled peace process.

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