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South Sudan deadline for rebel chief's return

A man watches the news headlines about Rebel Leader Riek Machar's return to Juba, South Sudan on April 20, 2016International powers gave South Sudan’s rival leaders a Saturday deadline to strike a deal and ensure rebel chief Riek Machar returns to the capital, peace monitors said. If they fail to agree, the peace deal to end over two years of intense civil war would collapse, warned Festus Mogae, head of the internationally-backed Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC). In a country awash with weapons, the deal now stands or falls on how many machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades the rebel troops protecting Machar should be allowed to bring with them.

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