Riek Machar arrives in Juba

Exiled opposition leader, Riek Machar has arrived in the country’s capital Juba this morning.

Machar returned to the country to attend a face-to-face meeting with President Salva Kiir to discuss all the outstanding issues of the peace deal and the way forward.

The opposition leader is leading a high-level delegation. He was received at Juba Airport by Presidential Adviser for Security Affairs Tut Gatluak.

 Machar is being accompanied by Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council.

The peace deal signed last year will see the creation of a new unity government, with Riek Machar reinstated as first vice president, one of five vice presidents.

The transitional government was supposed to be formed in May but was delayed until November, and the implementation process is facing multiple delays.

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