Kiir has issuedd a presidential order this evening directing the army chief to release all prisoners of war and detainees under the custody of the army through ICRC as stipulated in Khartoum declaration of June 28, Meanwhile the state of emergency remains unlifted.

The order was announced today over state media, SSBC after Kiir briefed the army at SPLA headquarters about the recently signed peace agreement with various opposition parties in the country.