A South Sudanese civilian speaks with UN peacekeepers in an United Nations base in the northeastern town of Malakal on February 18, 2016, after gunmen opened fire on civilians sheltering inside killing at least five people. / AFP / Justin LYNCH
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Troops allied with South Sudan's Riek Machar, the former rebel leader and rival to President Salva Kiir, will deploy to the capital in March, a regional peace observer said, bolstering a fragile peace accord that ended two years of fighting.Kiir sacked Machar as vice president in 2013, exacerbating a political feud that erupted into fighting between soldiers loyal to both men in Juba.U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is due to visit South Sudan Thursday and hold talks with Kiir.
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