Salva Kiir, Riek Machar sign final power-sharing deal

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (centre) hold hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit (left) and South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar after the two South Sudanese arch-foes agreed in Khartoum on June 27, 2018, to a "permanent" ceasefire in their country. They signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday. PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The deal, which paves the way to a final peace accord, was signed in the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his counterparts from Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti, along with foreign diplomats.
  • Once a final peace deal is signed, the foes will have three months to form a transitional government under the new format, which will then hold power for a further 36 months.



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