South Sudan Rivals Sign Peace Agreement

On January 23, 2014 the Government of South Sudan and rebels loyal to the country’s ousted former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement.

Under the agreement, signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, both sides in the conflict promise to lay down their arms. But they have also said that a cessation of hostilities would be a temporary measure, short of a formal peace agreement, and that negotiations would have to continue.  Read more here.