Former South Sudan Vice President to be re-instated in his position – presidency

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FILE PHOTO: South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar Kiir attends the signing in Khartoum, Sudan of an accord with the South Sudan government aimed at ending the country's civil war, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan’s former vice president Riek Machar is to be re-instated in his position as part of a peace deal to end a near five-year-old war that has devastated Africa’s youngest nation, the presidential press unit said in a statement on Sunday.

Reporting by Denis Dumo; writing by Elias Biryabarema, editing by David Evans

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