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Mixed feelings as South Sudan signs power-sharing deal to overcome traumatic past

August 06, 2018 at 03:02 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 06, 2018 at 03:02 am | News

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South Sudan’s warring groups signed a power-sharing deal late Sunday in a bid to put a stop to the civil strife that has belaboured Africa’s youngest nation.

President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President and rebel opposition leader, Riek Machar signed the agreement in the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his counterparts from Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti, along with foreign diplomats.

As per the deal, the two have a few months to form a transitional government that would be in power for the next three years.

South Sudanese have welcomed the move, with many asking for the quick implementation help overcome the country’s past and chart a way towards peace.

“Of course peace will come, because we’re tired of war,” Juba resident Santino Deng told AP.

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