South Sudan warring parties agree ceasefire – AU chair
Thursday December 21 2017
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
South Sudan's government and several armed groups on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire from December 24, the latest push to end a devastating four year war in the country.
South Sudan’s leaders fought for decades for independence, but once they got it in 2011, a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar led to all out civil war in 2013.