South Sudan President Salva Kiir, at a signing ceremony, of an eagerly awaited peace deal, in South SudanÕs capital Juba on August 27th 2015. A week ago on August 17th, rebel leader Riek Machar signed off on the agreement, in Addis Ababa, while President Kiir asked for a couple of weeks for consultations. The signing by both leaders is hoped to end a 20-month-long conflict, has displaced more than 2 million people and an unknown number dead.
Welcoming President Salva Kiir’s signing of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the move is “a critical and necessary step towards ending the 20 month-long conflict that has devastated [the country] and subjected its people to unspeakable suffering.”
Source: United Nations News Centre – Ban welcomes South Sudanese leader Kiir’s signature of agreement to resolve conflict