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A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy. It is the third time that bitter foes Machar and Kiir will attempt to rule together and the pair have many differences yet to iron out as they form a government that is a cornerstone of a September 2018 peace deal.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, right, shakes hands with opposition leader Riek Machar (file photo).

  • South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar has agreed to rejoin the government as the first vice president, paving the way for the creation of the much-anticipated transitional … Read more