South Sudan foes agree to end conflict
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have signed a deal, committing to end the conflict that has devastated the country.
The ceasefire agreement was signed at talks in Ethiopia.
But consultations will continue on the contentious issue of a future government and power-sharing.
The conflict – which erupted in December 2013 – has displaced about 1.5 million people and earlier ceasefire deals have not lasted.
It is proposed that Mr Kiir would remain president in a new administration, while Mr Machar would be appointed vice-president, two African diplomats attending the talks told Reuters.
But the talks have now been adjourned until mid-February to allow the parties involved to consider the power-sharing arrangements
The president had accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup.
Mr Machar denied the allegation, but then raised a rebel force to fight government troops.
A final agreement should be concluded by 5 March.