South Sudan’s opposition leader, Riek Machar, has reportedly found refuge in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, several weeks after he withdrew from the capital, Juba, during fierce fighting with government troops.

Opposition fighters had “successfully relocated our leader to a neighboring country where he will now have unhindered access to the rest of the world and the media,”  said opposition spokesman James Gatdek Dak.

Consequently, the world body said its peacekeeping mission in the DRC became aware of Machar’s presence in the country on Monday, 15th August 2016, and contacted the Congolese government, which then asked the mission to pick up Machar.

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