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Kiir worried over bloated unity government

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has expressed concern that the upcoming transitional government will require a lot of money. South Sudan’s parties signed a peace agreement in Khartoum on Sunday in the latest attempt to end the country’s five-year civil war. As part of the deal, Kiir will remain president and his main rival Machar will be reinstated as the First Vice President, one of five vice presidents. The deal also provides for 35 ministries and 550 members of…

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China calls on South Sudan conflicting parties to implement peace deal

China has called on South Sudan’s conflicting parties to implement a peace deal and resume peace and stability in the country at an early date, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday. A peace deal on power-sharing and security arrangements was signed on Sunday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, major opposition leader Riek Machar, and representatives of other opposition factions. In response, spokesperson Hua Chunying said China welcomed and appreciated the peace deal,…

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South Sudanese say hope peace deal helps revive economy

  A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return. Since war broke out in 2013, tens of thousands of people have been killed, a third of the population has fled their homes and the economy, which depends on oil, has been ruined. On Sunday President Salva Kiir and his former vice president turned rebel leader Riek Machar signed a ceasefire and power-sharing agreement in…

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