Kiir says Machar will resume duties tomorrow as fist vice president

Photo: President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar speak to reporters after their meeting in Juba on December 17, 2019 | Credit: Eye Radio

February 20th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit says opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny will be appointed this evening and will resume his duties tomorrow.

Kiir made the remark during a press conference he held at the state house following a meeting with Machar this afternoon in Juba.

Kiir and Machar signed a peace deal in September 2018 to end the deadly six-year-old war civil.

The peace deal guarantee the return of Machar to the position of the first vice president which he held prior to the collapse of a 2015 peace agreement.


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