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South Sudan: opposition split deepens turmoil amid faltering peace accord

A breakaway faction of opposition politicians replaced First Vice President Riek Machar with Taban Deng, whose appointment appears to throw out nearly a year of careful negotiations that were bolstered by the US and a group of East African countries.  

For the first time in its brief history, South Sudan will not be directed by the two leaders who have shaped its political fortunes since the country's founding in 2011. 

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