Machar is to be sworn in to his former position as vice president, with the parliament and cabinet expanding to incorporate his rebel allies
South Sudan rebel chief to miss international deadline for big return; expected to fly in next week as peace deal hangs in balance.
UPDATE: Diplomats say 'unbelievable' S. Sudan peace deal hangs on dispute over just two dozen weapons
The latest stumbling block to Riek Machar's big return concerned the number of machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades his men are allowed to carry
Machar still stays away as South Sudan power deal hit by row over troops, arms. US slams rebel leader
The rebel movement is also supposed to contribute 1,500 police to a joint force for the capital
UPDATED: S. Sudan rebel chief Machar postpones return until further notice, wanted to come with 'heavy weaponry'
There are almost 1,400 rebels already in the capital as part of a security arrangement for Machar
Conflict broke out in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar of planning a coup
S. Sudan joins the EAC, despite mass atrocities: Why this is part of a 'War of Definitions'—and about big money
Words are important. The risk of slipping into an Orwellian smudging of definitions –such as War is Peace – is real and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Under a peace accord signed in August, Machar will join the president in a 30-month transitional government, leading to new elections
No surprises: Hours after it came into effect, South Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire
At least seven ceasefires have already been agreed in the past and then shattered within days or even hours.
Kiir signs deal to end S. Sudan’s war, then kicks it down. It’s ‘humiliation’ and ‘reward for rebellion’, says Juba
Foreign-led Monitoring and Evaluation Commission seen as "taking over the sovereignty and the hard won independence" of the South Sudanese.
Slippery South Sudan deal inked - why Kiir held out even as rebel chief Machar quickly signed, and what next
What's in the deal? Rebel leader Machar reinstated as first vice president. The government will get 53% of power, the opposition will share the rest.