Nuru Garang, the leader of South Sudanese in Masindi district is optimistic that the newly signed peace agreement once implemented well could usher peace in Africa's youngest nation.
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The South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and his rival, Riek Machar signed a new peace in the Sudan Capital Khartoum recently aimed at ending the conflict that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of South Sudanese.
The agreement provides for a unitary government, which will see Kiir bounce back into government as the first vice president. He will be one of the five vice presidents. This is the latest of several attempts to bring an end to a civil war that broke out in 2013
According to Garang, although the peace agreement has given them a ray of hope, it could fell through should Kiir and Machar continue dividing the country along tribal lines.
Speaking to URN to URN in an exclusive interview, Garang asked the two leaders to bury their tribal and political differences to enable the displaced South Sudanese to return home.
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Kiir belongs to the Dinka tribe while his rival Machar belongs to the Nuer tribe. Garang also disclosed plans by the South Sudanese in Masindi district to hold a cultural event to showcase their culture.
The event, whose date is yet to be fixed, will attract guests from within and outside Masindi district.
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Masindi district to home to hundreds of South Sudanese national fleeing war in their country.