[Video] Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba
After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar finally arrived at Ethiopia's Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba to take up his position as vice president, theoretically ending the country's two-and-a-half year civil war. But a series of administrative disagreements with the rival Juba government of president Salva Kiir has prevented his journey, throwing the success of the long hoped-for peace process into doubt.
South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to return to Juba to form a unity government led by president Salva Kiir, a crucial step toward ending a violent civil war.
However his return to South Sudan has been delayed due to disagreement with the government over the number of troops he can bring and the weapons they carry, under the terms of a peace agreement.
VICE News traveled to Machar's rural base in Pagak, South Sudan, to find out what will happen next.
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