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11/02/2018 South Sudan (International Christian Concern) – On Wednesday, President Salva Kiir apologized publicly to South Sudanese citizens for the past five years if conflicted that occurred in 2013 over the failed consensus of sharing power, during a ceremony in Juba, the capital city.

During his speech, President Salva Kiir officially announced that he was restoring Riek Machar as vice president of the country.

In his speech, President Salva Kiir said “as your president, I want to apologize on behalf of all the parties for what we have caused you, our people … I deeply regret the physical and psychological wounds you have had … Today marks the end of the war in the Republic of South Sudan.”

This is an answer to prayer for many Christians living in South Sudan, and around the world, who have been praying for peace.

As a result of the 5-year civil war many aid groups, such as Samaritan’s Purse have been on the ground helping the war-weary people overcome their struggles.

Pastor Jok Chol, a pastor at a Pentecostal church in South Sudan said that his church has prayed for an end to the conflict for years. He stated that “We are all children of God. We should treat each other with the love of Jesus Christ.” He continued staying that people should not “do anything wrong, because your leader had told you to. Follow the Bible…”

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