New peace pact in South Sudan
South Sudan’s warring government and rebel forces signed Monday a committment to settle key security sections of a peace deal, despite having broken the pact multiple times.
The agreement is hoped to kickstart stalled talks for key military sections of an August 26 deal, including the demilitarisation of the capital Juba, the positions of troops on both sides and steps towards the creation of a unified army.
South Sudan Makes Progress on Cease-fire
South Sudan’s rebels signed an agreement Monday to finalize the implementation of the security arrangements that were part of an August peace accord.
Fighting has continued despite that cease-fire, but this latest development has all parties hopeful.
The government delegation and a group of former political leaders and detainees signed the agreement in September, but the rebels had refused.
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