07 de julio de 2018, 00:10Juba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the opposition Sudan Liberation Movement, Riek Machar, and the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, will meet in Nairobi on Monday to end the civil conflict, as reported here. The two main protagonists of the South Sudan conflict met last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the first time since July 2016 after clashes between forces loyal to each.
According to reports, one of the agreed positions that are expected to promote peace in the world's youngest country is that there will be four Vice Presidents aiding the President, Salva Kiir.
A similar power-sharing deal, that returned Machar to the vice presidency, was signed in 2015.
South Sudan has descended into civil war since 2013, when a political disagreement broke out between Kiir and his then Vice President, Riek Machar.
The agreement on Machar's position marks a potential breakthrough in new efforts mediated by regional leaders to find a power-sharing and peace agreement to end the war.
The war, fuelled by the deep enmity between Kiir and Machar, spread to several states and was characterised by ethnic massacres, attacks on civilians, widespread rape, the recruitment of child soldiers and other human rights violations.
"All parties have agreed to withdraw military troops from urban areas as part of the security agreement", Sudanese chief of military intelligence Jamal Omar said at the signing ceremony in Khartoum.
Ahmed said the new proposal was "accepted by the government" and that Machar's opposition had accepted the deal "in principle" but would "consider it and come up with the final position" following further negotiations, to begin in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Sunday. The lengthy discussions were also attended by Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir and representatives from the opposition in South Sudan.
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