Machar declares permanent ceasefire
South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar on Thursday declared a permanent ceasefire with the government, raising hopes for peace in the country.
Machar and Kiir in Khartoum on Wednesday agreed to a permanent ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours.
According to the order, Machar declared a permanent ceasefire across South Sudan with effect from June 30.
The opposition leader ordered his forces to strictly observe the declared permanent ceasefire across the country.
President Kiir also declared a permanent ceasefire on Thursday night.