South Sudan President Reappoints Rebel Leader as His Deputy

  • Appointment is keystone of peace deal seeking to end civil war
  • Machar says he hopes to return to capital within three weeks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir reappointed rebel leader Riek Machar as his deputy, a key step in a deal to end a two-year civil war that’s killed tens of thousands of people in the oil-producing nation.

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