South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left) and rebel leader Riek Machar. The two leaders signed a peace deal in Addis Ababa on August 17, 2015. PHOTO | SAMIR BOL | ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER | AFP.
South Sudan’s government and rebels signed a peace agreement on Monday, hours before the end of a deadline threatening international sanctions, but details of the deal were not immediately known.
The agreement was signed by rebel chief Riek Machar and Pagan Amum, the secretary-general of the ruling party, an AFP correspondent said.
President Salva Kiir watched the signing, after briefly shaking hands with Machar.
Mr Kiir and Dr Machar met alongside regional presidents in Ethiopia, under intense diplomatic pressure to sign a deal in the final hours before Monday.READ MORE