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JUBA - 12 Aug 2018

South Sudan: 5 key political stories

Photo: President Salva Kiir
Photo: President Salva Kiir

Your weekly roundup of key political stories from South Sudan:

South Sudan government, opposition sign final peace deal (Radio Tamazuj, 5 August 2018)-The parties to the conflict in South Sudan on Sunday evening signed a final peace pact, ending more than four years of conflict in the youngest nation.

Kiir appears to snub Machar’s handshake offer in Khartoum (Radio Tamazuj, 8 August 2018)- South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir appeared to snub his main rival Riek Machar for a handshake Sunday after they signed a final peace deal — a move that bewildered many people.

South Sudan's Kiir grants amnesty to Machar (Radio Tamazuj, 8 August 2018)- South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday night declared an amnesty for Riek Machar, who had signed a new peace deal with him in Khartoum.

Deng Alor: Mistrust between Kiir, Machar may hinder peace (Radio Tamazuj, 8 August 2018)- South Sudan's former foreign minister said that the existing mistrust between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar is among other obstacles that are likely to hinder the new peace deal.

'No compromise' with Kiir on states issue: SPLM-IO (7 August 2018)- South Sudan’s main opposition group on Tuesday said it did not compromise on the number of states in the peace agreement signed with President Salva Kiir.