South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels Say the Government is Violating Recent Cease-Fire

Deal signed yesterday

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South Sudan's president on Friday said a new peace deal with rebels will help see the country's five-week conflict resolved through dialogue, even as a rebel leader accused the country's military of breaking the cease-fire.

President Salva Kiir said the deal signed Thursday would bring an end to suffering for South Sudan's people, a half million of whom have fled their homes since violence began Dec. 15. Weeks of fighting has killed thousands.