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.
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South Sudan's rebel leader issued a call for renewed war with the government this weekend, declaring the collapse of an internationally-backed peace deal.Machar's leadership of a faction of rebels, known as the SPLA/IO, is in question with former ally Taban Deng Gai having taken his position in government and international backers of the peace plan urging that efforts to end the war should move ahead, with or without Machar.It is unclear whether armed rebel forces and allied militias on the ground in South Sudan follow Machar or Deng.South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013, when Kiir accused Machar of plotting a coup.
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