South Sudan Leaders Meet, Agree on Transitional Govt

South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar has agreed to rejoin the government as the first vice president, paving the way for the creation of the much-anticipated transitional government of national unity. Dr Machar, who leads the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in Opposition, met with President Salva Kiir in Juba on Thursday ahead of the February 22 deadline, and agreed to form the transitional administration.

President Salva Kiir, right, wearing hat, and Riek Machar, left (file photo).

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