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The new Parliament has been sworn on Monday In South Sudan, realizing one of the most important promises of the 2018 Peace Agreement, which ended five years of civil war.
A total of 588 parliamentarians - from the presidential party and former rebel factions signatory of the agreement - participated in a ceremony in Juba, the capital.
The sworn delivery of this new Parliament intervenes with nearly one year behind the calendar and remains incomplete, because 62 parliamentarians were absent Monday, some because of disagreements with the government.
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"It is only through the common goal and love of others that we make our country progress and secure the future for the younger generation," said Daniel Awet, a member of the party in power, the Liberation Movement of the Sudanese people (SPLM).
President Salva Kiir did not participate in the ceremony.
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at the end of 2013, two years after independence, the youngest country in the world has plunged into a Civil War opposing Mr. Kiir and the leader Rebel Riek Machar, sworn enemies, making more than 380,000 dead, four million displaced, and ruining the economy.
pursuant to the peace agreement, MM. Kiir and Machar are president and vice-president today in a fragile government of National Union.
Last week, a movement from civil society, named people's coalition for civil action (CAPC), launched a campaign demanding change after this decade marked by war, corruption and poverty.
This is the first time in the history of the country that such an initiative is launched by civil society.
Monday, at least two figures of this coalition, former governor Kuel Aguer Kuel and Analyst Augustino Ting Mayai, were arrested in Juba, according to Rajab Mohandis, another popular member of this movement.
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