In a move to restore peace and ending a civil war the South Sudan president Slavar Kiir, reappointed his former rival Riek Machar as vice president.
The efforts that have been underway in a period of two years, to end the civil war have reached an apex with the appointment of Riek Machar as his deputy. This development fulfills a vital part of the peace agreement condition that was reached in August, but has since then been overly violated. The two leaders were formerly in heated conflict that led to the firing of Machar in December, and further escalated violence among their followers.
South Sudan is a newly independent country in Africa that achieved it independence in 2011 from Sudan.
The civil war in South Sudan that was between government forces and opposition forces led by Machar, who was the former deputy president of South Sudan. The war broke officially in 2013. The war lead to the death of tens of thousands of people and the displacement of more than 2 million people.
Following his appointment Machar has urged the international community and regional leaders to work together towards assisting South Sudan in its journey to restoration from the two years of Civil War.