South Sudan government soldiers parade in a camp in Juba on April 21, 2016. AFP / PETER MARTELL
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In a country awash with guns, a faltering peace deal aimed at ending over two years of intense civil war in South Sudan came down to a dispute over just two dozen weapons.South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013 when Kiir accused Machar of plotting a coup.Machar is a former rebel leader turned deputy president who was fired, became a rebel leader again and has now fought his way back to the vice presidency.The political power struggle between Kiir and Machar is not resolved. Machar and Kiir are decades-old rivals and even if they can work together both must also rein in powerful hard-line field commanders.Rebel and government officers stood side-by-side speaking the language of peace.Gen. Lul Ruai Koang – a former rebel spokesman who switched sides and is now the army's spokesman – said he hoped the opposing forces would work together in peace.
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