South Sudan: Government and rebels sign final power-sharing agreement

In South Sudan, the belligerents signed on Sunday in Khartoum an agreement on the division of power.

It must put an end to a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead and millions displaced.

South Sudan’s government and rebels signed an agreement on power-sharing in Khartoum on Sunday (August 5th), an initiative to end the deadly civil war ravaging the youngest country in the world.

This conflict has left tens of thousands of people dead and millions more displaced in more than four years.

President Salva Kiir and his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, signed the agreement in Khartoum, the capital of neighboring Sudan, an AFP correspondent said.

Under the agreement, Machar will join a national unity government and become first vice-president.

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