Is Peace To Come In South Sudan?

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private residence in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in February. South Sudan’s rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek Machar on Saturday called for the demilitarization of the capital, Juba, adding that government and rebel forces should be integrated before his return.
South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private residence in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in February. South Sudan’s rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek Machar on Saturday called for the demilitarization of the capital, Juba, adding that government and rebel forces should be integrated before his return. Mulugeta Ayene / AP Photo
South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private residence in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in February. South Sudan’s rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek Machar on Saturday called for the demilitarization of the capital, Juba, adding that government and rebel forces should be integrated before his return.
South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private residence in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in February. South Sudan’s rebel leader says he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made. Riek Machar on Saturday called for the demilitarization of the capital, Juba, adding that government and rebel forces should be integrated before his return. Mulugeta Ayene / AP Photo

Is Peace To Come In South Sudan?

In a move that many observers believe will end years of civil strife, South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as vice-president. Machar fled the country in 2013.

Thousands have been killed and millions displaced since South Sudan became independent in 2011 and descended into civil war, mainly among ethnic lines.

We talk about the prospects for peace with Brad Brooks-Rubin, director of policy for the Enough Project.