Kiir, Machar agree to form unified armed forces command

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar have agreed to create a unified armed forces command. This was one of several issues holding up the implementation of the 2018 peace deal. Appointments for the command structure are expected to be made in a week. The unified forces will then be expected to graduate within two months. Leadership of the forces will follow a 60-40 split in favour of President Kiir.
For a deeper understanding on this CGTN's Mahia Mutua talked to David Otto-Endeley, the Director on Security for the Horn of Africa Institute for Peace and Security.

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