Kiir and Machar signed peace deal in Ethiopia

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.

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