President Kiir grants amnesty to rebel groups

President Salva Kiir displays a copy of the signed cease-fire and power-sharing agreement document to his supporters, upon arrival at Juba International Airport. His supporters slaughtered a bull, signifying heroic welcome. Picture by Maura Ajak | 06 Aug 2018

The President of South Sudan has granted amnesty to the main rebel leader, Riek Machar, plus all the other armed opposition groups a result of a cease-fire and power-sharing agreement that was signed on August 5, in Khartoum. Coming three days after the signing of the agreement, the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation television announced amnesty order, from the president’s office. “Those who “waged war against the government” are granted general amnesty, the order stated.” Take a listen.