South Sudan’s leaders ordered their forces to stop fighting

Machar (right), Kiir (left). Photo: AFP

Juba, June 29, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar have ordered all their troops to observe the recently signed permanent ceasefire, saying they are working to bring a lasting peace in the country.

The two rival leaders said the agreement hey signed in Khartoum this week stipulates that ceasefire must take effect on June 30 (midnight).

Machar, who has been under house arrest in South Africa for almost 18 months, returned to East Africa this month after the East African regional bloc IGAD invited him to have a face-to-face meeting with Kiir.

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  • changkuoth dak banang
    June 30, 2018 5:44 am

    *good for our 2 leader because they signed permanent ceasefire in our country blood will be bleeding again

  • I thank God for using these two leaders for giving orders to the Armed groups decllearing permanent ceasefire.
    This is what makes us South Sudanese to know that they have heard the need for peace for the people of South Sudan.
    Their commitment towards the implementation of this agreement will be our joy and trust.


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