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South Sudan government 'agrees to truce'

The rebel leader in South Sudan has given a cautious response to government proposals for a ceasefire.

Riek Machar told the BBC that any ceasefire needs to be credible and properly monitored.

Earlier in the day, leaders from the East African eight-member bloc, known as Igad said the government had agreed to end hostilities.

Violence erupted earlier this month between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting Mr Machar.

James Copnall reports from Nairobi.

  • 27 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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