South Sudan government and rebels sign ceasefire deal

ADDIS ABABA Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:38pm EST

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ADDIS ABABA Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel troops loyal to sacked Vice President Riek Machar signed a deal on Thursday to end fighting that has lasted more than a month and killed thousands.

The leader of President Salva Kiir's delegation to talks that have lasted weeks, Nhial Deng Nhial, and the leader of Machar's delegation, Taban Deng Gai, signed the pact in the Ethiopian capital, a Reuters reporter who was present said. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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