South Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president

2016-02-12 09:23

Juba - South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war.

"I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Decree for the appointment of Dr Riek Machar Teny as the first vice President of the Republic of South Sudan," the decree issued late on Thursday night said.

The appointment was agreed as part of an August 2015 peace deal, which has been repeatedly broken.

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