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Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President

South Sudan reappointment as vice president
Back to square one. A presidential decree read out on state television confirmed Mr Machar’s reappointment as vice president. This returns the government to where it was before the war broke out.

By BBC News,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of war, state television reported.

The civil conflict erupted in December 2013 after President Kiir accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup.

Since then thousands have died and more than two million have been displaced. Continue reading Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President