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Kiir's Selection of Machar as VP Could Be Key in Ending South Sudan War

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed rebel leader Riek Machar to be first vice president in a coalition government, in what could be an important step toward ending the country's civil war. The move came after the East African bloc IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authorty on Development, urged Kiir and Machar to form a transitional government of national unity within two weeks. Kiir issued a decree Thursday night appointing Machar to the newly created first vice...

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