President Salva Kiir hails "official ending of war" as rebel leader Riek Machar is sworn in as first vice president, formally rejoining government in latest bid to bring peace to African nation ravaged by war.
Meanwhile, a United Nations commission accused South Sudan's warring sides of deliberately starving people for strategic gain.
President Salva Kiir's offer to return to a system of 10 states and three contentious "administrative areas" will open a "Pandora's box," Rebel chief Riek Machar says.
President Salva Kiir says he was cutting number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving way for formation of long-awaited unity government.
Local officials say suspected nomadic Misseriya herders from Sudan attacked a village in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei leaving 24 people wounded and abducting 15 others.
The rebel leader of South Sudan Riek Machar said Sunday that he wants to further delay the setting up a power-sharing government, warning that rushing into the arrangement would lead to disaster.
Violence has ratcheted up in South Sudan since a peace deal was signed, with hundreds of civilians raped or murdered by warring factions, a new UN report said.
Warring parties have agreed on delaying the formation of a power-sharing government by six months.
Many African governments and prominent political figures hire Trump-linked lobby groups in the US to ease sanctions against them.
Thousands of civilians in the Yei area have fled the renewed fighting and crossed the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The United Nations has failed to prevent war and fulfill peacekeeping duties many times throughout its history. Millions of people around the world have been killed and displaced since the UN was founded in 1945.
Riek Machar has been welcomed by President Salva Kiir on his arrival at Juba's airport as the rebel chief has returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years for a ceremony to welcome the latest peace accord.
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