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.
The UN announces Evan Atar Adaha winner of the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award. The 52-year-old doctor runs the only hospital in northeastern Maban county, where he often risked his safety to serve others, the UN says.
The deal is designed to pave the way for a final peace accord that will give President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar three months to form a transitional government which will hold power for 36 months.
The agreement, initialed Wednesday, will be signed on August 5, Sudan's Foreign Minister Al Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said. There was no immediate comment from the armed opposition.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Machar agreed, at talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday, to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of an end to four-and-a-half years of war.
A previous peace deal between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in 2015 was shattered by renewed fighting that erupted in mid-2016 amid mutual recriminations.
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