S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

South Sudan's homegrown peace deal will not fail- President Kiir

He disclosed that both sides signed the 2015 peace agreement amid multiple reservations besides intimidation from the worldwide community but expressed hope of successful peace this time with mediation efforts by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir backed by leaders under the East African bloc IGAD.

President Kenyatta appealed to the political leadership in South Sudan to secure the future of the region by commencing implementation of the agreement.

South Sudan attained independence from Sudan in 2011 but descended into a civil war two years later.

The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country.

South Sudan's warring parties have reached a power-sharing deal to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the world's youngest country.

Speaking when he witnessed the historic signing of the agreement in Khartoum, Sudan on Sunday evening, President Kenyatta assured of Kenya's full support to South Sudan.

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal in neighbouring Sudan.

South Sudan's almost five-year conflict began after Kiir accused his then-vice president Machar of plotting a coup against him in 2013.

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The rival groups have already agreed on a permanent ceasefire and withdrawing of their forces from civilian areas.

"In fact, such an agreement may sow the seeds of another cycle of conflict", it said.

President Salva Kiir's team will take 20 positions in the new 35-member government, 9 positions will go to Machar's group and the rest will go to other small opposition groups.

"Last month the White House warned that "a narrow agreement between elites" would not solve the problems plaguing South Sudan".

The United Nations said the power-sharing deal was a "significant step".

A similar arrangement fell apart in July 2016 when fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, and Machar fled the country.

President Kiir also said the remaining outstanding issues will be finalized with his rivals as soon as he arrives in Khartoum.

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