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UN council to 'act immediately' if S. Sudan peace deal not signed

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers inspect a burned out car in Pageri on August 20, 2015The UN Security Council on Tuesday piled pressure on South Sudan’s president, warning it was ready to “act immediately” if he does not sign a deal to end the 20-month war ripping apart the world’s youngest nation. President Salva Kiir is scheduled to sign the power-sharing agreement in Juba on Wednesday, alongside the leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia, but his spokesman said he had reservations. South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement a week ago but Kiir had only initialled the text and said he would return to the table in early September.

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