South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a news conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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South Sudan will postpone the 2015 presidential election to give warring factions time to reconcile, President Salva Kiir said on Monday, but his rival in a conflict that is threatening to tear apart the world's newest nation said the vote should go ahead.The conflict pits Kiir's Dinka people against the Nuer of his former deputy Riek Machar, whom the president sacked in July 2013 . But South Sudan's army and rebel forces have traded blame for breaches of the ceasefire. South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011 . Colonel Philip Aguer, spokesman for government forces, said there had been no fighting in South Sudan on Monday.
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