South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar sworn in as vice president

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president. He is formally rejoining the government in the latest effort to bring peace to a nation ravaged by war. The rebel leader returns as first vice president in a transition government which will serve for 36 months. President Salva Kiir hailed the official ending of the war.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • South Sudan Capital: Juba.
  • South Sudan  Currency: South Sudanese pound.

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