UN gives S. Sudan president deadline to lift peace deal reservations

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) stands for South Sudan's national anthem before signing a peace agreement in Juba, on August 26, 2015The UN Security Council on Wednesday gave South Sudan President Salva Kiir until September 1 to get fully behind a peace deal after he signed the accord with reservations. “The deadline for him is September 1,” said Nigerian Ambassador Joy Ogwu, who chairs the council this month. Kiir signed the peace accord to end 20 months of brutal war at a ceremony in Juba, but he annexed a list of reservations that would have to be addressed for the agreement to take hold.

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