South Sudan Rebels Say Leader's Arrival in Capital Delayedby
The return of South Sudan’s main rebel leader to the capital on Monday has been delayed because of logistical issues, a spokesman for the insurgents said.
Former Vice President Riek Machar was scheduled to return to Juba and resume his previous government role under an agreement that seeks to end more than two years of civil war. William Ezekiel, who’s part of the rebels’ advance team in the city, told reporters that Machar will arrive Tuesday instead.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than 2 million have fled their homes since conflict erupted in the oil-producing nation in December 2013.