S.Sudan ex-VP Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is said to be in a stable condition after receiving urgent medical treatmentSouth Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Khartoum for “medical treatment,” the Sudanese government said Tuesday, after he escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly clashes last month. Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai as South Sudan’s first vice president after hundreds died in Juba last month in clashes between Machar’s forces and government troops. “Sudan has received Riek Machar on humanitarian grounds and so he can have medical treatment,” Sudanese government spokesman Ahmed Bilal said in a statement.

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