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Cease-Fire signed between South Sudan With Rebels
Jan 24, 2014

Fighting between President Salva Kiir government army and forces loyal to former vice-president, Riek Machar, broke out in mid-December has signed a cease fire in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to end over a month-old fighting in the world’s youngest nation.

According to the deal South Sudan’s government has agreed to release the 11 pro-Machar political figures that remain detained on accusations of having links to the failed coup attempt last month.

The deal also provides that the warring parties will "redeploy and/or progressively withdraw armed groups and allied forces invited by either side from the theatre of operation".

The agreement also provides that the monitoring and verification mechanism will decide the lifting of the state of emergency, another matter the rebel contested.

The Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) will be formed by the IGAD mediators in consultation with the two parties. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is expected to be deployed between the two parties and tasked with the monitoring of the truce.

The US President Barrack Obama welcomed signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement in South Sudan, describing it as a critical first step toward building a lasting peace.

The US leader also lauded the constructive role played by the IGAD Authority and its partners in the region to advance these efforts, further pledging his full support for the peaceful resolution of the crisis the engulfed the new nation. 

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