South Sudan Peace Agreement Concluded in Rome
A cease fire has been agreed for January 15 by the government and all the opposition parties in South Africa. The agreement was mediated by the lay Catholic Saint Egidio Community. The signatories pledged to "avoid any further armed confrontation across the country," where more than 400,000 people are estimated to have died since civil war began in December 2013, two years after independence. Another 190,000 have been displaced by recent flooding.
Participants in the South Sudan peace talks at the Community of Sant'Egidio where the Rome Declaration was issued.
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