The civil war in South Sudan killed nearly 400.000 people and displaced almost two million. Now there is hope for peace as the two warring leaders, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, have agreed to form a unity government.
South Sudan has heralded a new era with the formation of a coalition government after rival factions reconciled. However, the government has a herculean task ahead of it.
The move has come after weeks of local and international pressure. At least 380,000 people have died during the South Sudanese civil war, which created Africa's biggest refugee crisis since the Rwanda genocide.
South Sudan has once again postponed the forming of a unity government. In 100 days the country is to begin a new attempt after "critical tasks" are resolved. Many citizens are starting to worry about the delay.
Their previous relationship was dominated by civil war and violence. But the fall of Sudan's long-term ruler Omar al-Bashir is changing the country's relationship with South Sudan – to the benefit of both nations.
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