South Sudan's president, rebel leader sign peace deal
ADDID ABABA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal on Wednesday in the margins of a summit in Ethiopia.
South Sudan plunged into a devastating war two years after its 2011 independence, when a political dispute between Kiir and Machar exploded into military confrontation.
A previous 2015 peace deal fell apart after Machar forced out of Juba in a battle with government forces that killed tens of thousands. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho in Addis Ababa Writing by Denis Dumo in Juba Editing by Ingrid Melander)