A billboard featuring portraits of the South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and the opposition leader Riek Machar (R)is displayed in Juba, South Sudan, on April 14, 2016. AFP / cds / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN
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On a dusty patch of earth cut into thick bush on the outskirts of South Sudan's capital, hundreds of rebel soldiers who took part in a more than two-year civil war have set up a new base.Machar, who fled during the massacres that erupted in December 2013 when war broke out in Juba, is set to take up the post of vice president – the same job he was sacked from months before conflict erupted – and form a unity government with archrival President Salva Kiir.There are other rebel forces still fighting who are not included in the peace agreement.Tensions remain deep, with the rebels accusing the army of boosting troops in the capital, which should be officially demilitarized within a 25 kilometer radius apart from units allowed under an August 2015 peace deal.
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