South Sudan's warring leaders expected to sign compromise peace agreement on deadline

August 17, 2015 8:36 PM

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South Sudan's warring leaders expected to sign compromise peace agreement on deadline

Back frow from left, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Mahboub Maalim, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Chairwoman of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, are shown an accord document after it was signed by South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar, below-right, and senior South Sudanese politician Pagan Amum, below-left, after lengthy peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused to sign a peace agreement Monday with rebel forces, saying he needs 15 days before he will sign, although rebel leader Riek Machar had signed the accord before Kiir refused. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene) (The Associated Press)

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