VOA: South Sudan’s Riek Machar Calls for Armed Struggle
Former South Sudan First Vice President Riek Machar has called for an armed struggle against the government of President Salva Kiir — a move that could mark a renewal of the country's civil war.
The call came in a statement issued over the weekend, following a meeting in Khartoum of Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO).
The movement signed a peace deal with South Sudan's government in August 2015 but implementation was delayed and largely fell apart after the sides clashed in the capital in July.
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Update #1: South Sudan Rebel Leader Says President Wants 'Ethnic State' (AP)
Update #2: S.Sudan rebel chief issues war call from exile (AFP)
WNU Editor: The South Sudan government has issued a response .... S.Sudan’s Kiir warns former deputy for warmongering (DW). Unfortunately .... reports of fighting are now coming in (see above video).