Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014. South Sudan's government and several armed groups on December 21, 2017, agreed to a ceasefire from December 24. PHOTO FILE | AFP
The ceasefire agreement says all forces should "immediately freeze in their locations", halt actions that could lead to confrontation and release political detainees as well as abducted women and children.
South Sudan's leaders fought for decades for independence, but once they achieved it in 2011, a power struggle between Kiir and Machar led to all out civil war.