South Sudan president Salva Kiir names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar at a press conference in Kampala on January 26, 2016. South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has appointed him vice-president. AFP | ISAAC KASAMANI

What you need to know:

  • The peace agreement is increasingly fragile, with Mr Kiir undermining a fundamental pillar of its power-sharing clauses.
  • Last month, a UN panel of experts recommended sanctions on both Mr Kiir and Mr Machar for their role in the brutal war.

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