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South Sudan's leader refuses to sign peace deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused Monday to sign a peace agreement with rebel forces, saying he needs more time, mediators said Monday. Kiir said he needs 15 days before he will sign the agreement with rebel leader Riek Machar, according to mediators in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Machar signed the accord before Kiir refused. Some South Sudanese women who participated in the negotiations were seen crying after Kiir said he would not sign. Others banged tables to express their disappointment. Mediators had expressed hope that Kiir and Machar would sign a "compromise document," including provisions on how to share power and the composition of a coalition...

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