South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing ahead of his return to South Sudan as vice president, in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)
AFP: S.Sudan ex-VP Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'
South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Khartoum for "medical treatment," the Sudanese government said Tuesday, after he escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly clashes last month.
Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai as South Sudan's first vice president after hundreds died in Juba last month in clashes between Machar's forces and government troops.
"Sudan has received Riek Machar on humanitarian grounds and so he can have medical treatment," Sudanese government spokesman Ahmed Bilal said in a statement.
He did not specify when Machar arrived in Khartoum, but said that he was in need of "immediate medical treatment".
"He is now stable. He will continue to stay in the country until he decides when to leave," Bilal said, without providing further details on the treatment.
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