Juba, 10th August 2018. The President of the Republic granted amnesty to leader Dr Riek Machar and all armed opposition groups.
South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday read the amnesty order Salva Kiir Mayardit issued three days after signing a ceasefire and power-sharing agreement in Khartoum, Sudan.
Those who "waged war against the government" were granted general amnesty, Kiir stated late Wednesday.
He also calls on his forces to observe a ceasefire agreed in June by both the government and Machar's force.
As part of the power-sharing deal, Machar will return to the country as the first vice president, with four other deputies.
There will be 35 ministers and 550 parliamentarians.
Armed opposition troops are expected to go to cantonment sites for training to be unified with the government army.
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