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S. Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar arrives in Juba, first time since 2016


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 31-10-2018 12:54 IST
S. Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar arrives in Juba, first time since 2016

Machar, the former vice president, fled to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016 after fierce fighting broke out in Juba, killing hundreds of people. (Image Credit: Twitter)

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Wednesday, according to a Reuters witness, more than two years after he fled the country after the collapse of a 2016 peace deal.

Machar, the former vice president, fled to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016 after fierce fighting broke out in Juba, killing hundreds of people. He later travelled to South Africa, where he was held under house arrest until earlier this year. Last month he and President Salva Kiir signed a new peace deal in the latest attempt to end the five-year war.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : South Sudan