S.Sudan government, rebels agree to consider "month of tranquillity"

by Reuters
Monday, 5 May 2014 13:00 GMT

ADDIS ABABA, May 5 (Reuters) - South Sudan signed a deal with rebels to consider a "month of tranquillity" that would start on Monday to allow civilians caught up in a four-month conflict to move to places of safety and plant crops, a Reuters witness said.

The agreement also renewed a commitment by the warring sides to open humanitarian corridors, amid warnings from the United Nations of a possible famine. The accord comes after last week's visit to Juba by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and is a rare sign of progress after months of faltering peace talks.

(Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Richard Lough and Edmund Blair)

Latest News
Comments Close
S.Sudan government, rebels agree to consider "month of tranquillity"

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus