Rebels Sign Truce in South Sudan
"They [the rebels] have declared a cease fire and as far as we are concerned, it's a major step toward the restoration of peace in Jonglei,"
- Philip Aguer, spokesman for the South Sudan army
The government of South Sudan signed a peace deal with one of the largest rebel groups, the South Sudan Democratic Movement, a South Sudan official said Tuesday, in a move that could help stabilize the East African nation.
The peace deal was signed Monday after days of negotiations in oil-rich Jonglei state, which borders Ethiopia, said Philip Aguer, spokesman for the South Sudan army.