Violence in South Sudan Turns to Fight Over Vice Presidency

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  • President replaces Riek Machar after he didn’t return to Juba
  • Move seen having impact on deal to end 2 1/2-year civil war

South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir replaced his long-time rival Vice President Riek Machar after the former rebel chief didn’t return to the government following violence in the capital earlier this month that claimed hundreds of lives.

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