South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal, Sudan says

Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed said on Sudan state television that 'in initials, an agreement on outstanding issues has been signed and this agreement expresses the commitment of all parties to a ceasefire'.

FILE: UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers during a “stand to” drill in Jonglei State. Picture: United Nations Photo.

CAIRO - The South Sudan government reached a final peace deal and power-sharing agreement with the country’s main rebel group on Sunday, said the foreign minister of neighbouring Sudan, which has been helping to broker the agreement.

“In initials, an agreement on outstanding issues has been signed and this agreement expresses the commitment of all parties to a ceasefire,” Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed said on Sudan state television.