Rebel leader returns to Juba

2016-04-26 17:04
(Pete Muller, AP, File)

(Pete Muller, AP, File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Juba - South Sudan's rebel leader has arrived in the capital, to join a government of national unity and establish peace in the war-ravaged country.

Riek Machar, who is to be inaugurated as the country's vice president under his rival President Salva Kiir, arrived in Juba on Tuesday afternoon.

Many observers hope Machar's return, which follows a peace deal signed with Kiir last year, will herald peace in the world's newest country after more than two years of civil war.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, which started in December 2013 when the security forces in Juba appeared to splinter along ethnic lines. Machar later fled the country and became the leader of a violent rebellion.

Read more on:    riek machar  |  south sudan  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.