South Sudan cease-fire begins in attempt to calm civil war

AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, file In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, the then South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar, left, looks across at President Salva Kiir, right, as they sit to be photographed following the first meeting of a new transitional coalition government, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan’s warring factions on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 signed a new agreement to cease hostilities and protect civilians in the latest effort to calm a devastating civil war.

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