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South Sudan frees leaders accused of plotting coup

The South Sudanese government on Thursday announced it is dropping its case against four politicians who are accused of attempting to oust President Salva Kiir in December



The senior politicians accused of plotting a coup that sparked South Sudan’s civil war have been freed after the government dropped treason charges against them.

The four had denied the plot although their release was a key demand of the rebels.

President Salva Kiir told journalists that the four, who include a leader of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, had been “encouraged” to stay in the country and work for peace.

Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation