South Sudanese dissident politicians return home from Kenya, raising hope for peace

June 1, 2015 6:26 PM

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JUBA, South Sudan – Five South Sudanese dissidents who in 2013 faced accusations of mounting a failed coup have returned home to South Sudan from Kenya following talks mediated by African leaders.

The dissidents were widely seen as allies of rebel leader Riek Machar when a fight emerged among government soldiers in the South Sudanese capital of Juba in December 2013. The government alleged a coup plot had been thwarted and detained some of Machar's allies as violence spread.

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