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Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, the South Sudanese opposition leader arrived at Ethiopia’s Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba, but more disagreement has prevented his journey from continuing.

by VICE News
Apr 26 2016, 7:25am

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar finally arrived at Ethiopia's Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba to take up his position as vice president, theoretically ending the country's two-and-a-half year civil war. But a series of administrative disagreements with the rival Juba government of president Salva Kiir has prevented his journey, throwing the success of the long hoped-for peace process into doubt.

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