Addis Ababa, May 9, 2014 (SSNA) — Leaders of South Sudan’s warring factions have on Friday signed a peace deal in Ethiopia paving the way for the peace talks to continue.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and his main rival, Former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurghon, agreed the pact in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa.
Under the accord, a transitional government will be formed. The agreement also calls for a fresh constitution follow by new elections.
The deal requires both sides to halt fighting within 24 hours.