South Sudan rivals sign ceasefire agreement

BBC

Government soldiers rest in Malakal, South Sudan - 21 January 2014 The UN estimates that considerably more than 1,000 have been killed in South Sudan over the last month
Government soldiers rest in Malakal, South Sudan – 21 January 2014 The UN estimates that considerably more than 1,000 have been killed in South Sudan over the last month

South Sudan’s government and rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement after talks in Ethiopia.

Under the deal, signed in a hotel in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the fighting is due to come to an end within 24 hours.

In the past week, government forces have recaptured the two main cities under rebel control.

More than 500,000 people have been forced from their homes during the month-long conflict. Continue reading South Sudan rivals sign ceasefire agreement