South Sudan's warring sides sign another ceasefire deal

February 2, 2015 2:09 PM

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ADDIS ABABA/JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed another ceasefire agreement on Monday, edging them closer to a final deal to end a 15-month conflict that has ravaged the world's newest country, mediators said.

Information Minister Michael Makuei, a member of Kiir's negotiating team, said the men had agreed in principle to the creation of a second vice presidential post as part of a larger power-sharing deal, and hoped to reach a final accord by the end of March.

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