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South Sudan: ‘High Probability’ Peace Deal Signed Wednesday

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Sudan’s foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said there is a high probability that President Salva Kiir will sign a peace agreement Wednesday to end 20 months of civil war.

But, Benjamin added, his government still has major reservations, including the demand to demilitarize the capital, Juba, as well the granting of greater powers to rebels in the oil-rich Upper Nile region.

He said if Kiir is going to sign any agreement, it would be at the summit of East African leaders, which gets underway Wednesday in Juba. The leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda are members of IGAD, the regional bloc that has been mediating an end to the war.