South Sudan's Machar arrives in Addis Ababa for IGAD summit
South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday afternoon for an IGAD summit on ending the conflict in the youngest nation.
He is there for the Summit of Heads of State and Government at which sticky issues will be addressed before the final signing of the peace agreement on Wednesday.
The power-sharing deal expected to be inked by the warring parties will see rebel chief Riek Machar return to his position as first vice president.
Manawa Peter Gatkuoth Gual, the deputy spokesman of the SPLM-IO movement, told Radio Tamazuj that opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in Addis Ababa to attend the IGAD summit.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is also expected to travel to Addis Ababa on Wednesday to attend the IGAD summit.