S Sudan’s Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal.

Machar resumes a post he held before the conflict erupted in December 2013.

Earlier on Tuesday, Machar touched down at Juba airport on a UN plane after repeated delays to implement a peace agreement due to end his 28-month military conflict with President Salva Kiir, which has killed tens of thousands of people.

Source: Al Jezira

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