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For the First Time Since 2016, South Sudan’s Rebel Leader Machar Arrives Back in Capital

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to the capital Juba according to a Reuters witness. This is  more than two years after he fled the country after the collapse of a 2016 peace deal.

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Machar, the former vice president, fled to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016 after fierce fighting broke out in Juba, killing hundreds of people. He later travelled to South Africa, where he was held under house arrest until earlier this year. Last month he and President Salva Kiir signed a new peace deal in the latest attempt to end the five-year war.

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