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South Sudan president and rebel leader agree to form unity government

Truce follows meeting between the pair after east African bloc threatened sanctions over country’s civil war Salva Kiir’s meeting with Riek Machar was the first encounter between the pair since 9 May when they signed a ceasefire that broke within hours. The government and rebels in South Sudan have agreed to end the country’s civil war and form a unity government within 60 days, but the collapse of previous peace deals means that celebrations are on hold. The truce followed a rare meeting on Tuesday between president, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader, Riek Machar, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and the threat of sanctions from east African…