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Peace deal signed in South Sudan /

Crown Agents are pleased to hear that a peace deal has been signed in South Sudan over the weekend, with both government and rebel leaders saying this deal must and will stick.

President Salva Kirr and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal, intended to be a final ceasefire and power-sharing agreement, on Sunday.

South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, but its short history as a state has been marred with conflict between the government and the rebel moment led by former vice president Machar.

“Crown Agents welcomes this peace agreement and hopes that it will provide long- term safety and security for the people of South Sudan,” said Crown Agents CEO Fergus Drake.

We are proud to be delivering health services to 80% of South Sudan under the DFID-funded Health Pooled Fund, and look forward to continuing our work with partners in Juba and across the country.