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South Sudan: Peace Deal Reached On ‘Some Points’

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have reached an agreement on “some points” in peace talks in Khartoum.

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said the points agreed on would be announced on Wednesday morning.

When talks began last week, it was the first time Machar had met face-to-face with his rival, President Kiir, in almost two years.

The current phase of discussions has been expected to focus on the country’s economy first time, which has been shattered by the violence. Oil production has almost ground to a halt in the mineral-rich country.

Mediators had warned of sanctions if no deal were reached.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions more displaced since fighting broke out in December 2013.

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