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South Sudan's rival leaders sign power-sharing deal
South Sudan's rival leaders sign power-sharing deal

After more than a year of fighting that nearly split the world’s newest country, leaders of South Sudan's fractured ruling party agreed Monday to form a transitional government. The deal, which also reaffirms a cease-fire reached last month, is the latest of several the sides have reached, with the previous ones soon broken. But the parties said they were committed to reaching specifics of the new power-sharing government by March 5. Such a outcome would return the country to where it was before the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement split acrimoniously in 2013: with two sides who deeply mistrust one another sharing power. Under a proposed deal, President...