This file photo taken on August 31, 2015 shows Riek Machar, South Sudanese Rebel Leader, looking on during an interview at his residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
/ AFP / Zacharias ABUBEKER
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Sudan said Tuesday it is hosting South Sudan's former rebel leader and vice president, whose whereabouts had been unknown after he fled his country into neighboring Congo last week.Machar fled South Sudan's capital last month amid renewed fighting, just months after he returned to the country to resume being vice president under a peace deal signed last year under international pressure.Osman, the Sudan government spokesman, said Machar had been received "recently" in Sudan but did not give details on when or how he entered the country. He said Sudan accepted Machar for "purely humanitarian reasons" and promptly notified neighboring South Sudan's government.
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