The Conflicting Parties in South Sudan Reach a Consensus Ad Idem

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Sequel to the lingering rivalry, both parties to the conflict in South Sudan on Sunday evening, 5th of August, 2018, signed a final peace pact, ending more than four years of conflict in the youngest nation.

President Salva Kiir, opposition leader Riek Machar, a representative of the former political detainees and representatives for other South Sudan opposition groups signed on the agreement during a signing ceremony at Friendship Hall in Khartoum.

The peace agreement focused on good governance and security between the conflicting parties. Sudanese foreign minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed made the announcement that the holdout opposition groups have finally agreed to sign the deal.

The inevitable peace talk in the Sudanese capital Khartoum between President Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar, in addition to representatives of other South Sudan’s opposition groups, were hosted under patronage of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The terms of the agreement includes: the South Sudanese government and opposition groups to have five vice presidents during the transitional period, with Riek Machar reinstated as the country’s first vice president. The agreement also provides for 35 ministries during the transitional period. According to the deal, there will be 550 members of parliament.