9 Aug 2018

Progress in South Sudan peace but more to do - Shearer

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 9 August 2018

The people of South Sudan have been celebrating the signing of a power-sharing deal aimed at ending a brutal five-year civil war. The South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, and the head of the country's main rebel group, Riek Machar, signed the agreement in neighbouring Sudan. The deal will see the rebel leader Riek Machar return to government as one of five vice-presidents. Previous attempts to find a solution to the conflict in South Sudan have failed. The head of the UN mission in South Sudan and former Labour leader David Shearer says progress is being made but there's still alot of work to do.