A group of rebel soldiers is rejoining the South Sudanese army in the wake of last month's peace deal between rebel factions and the government.

Brigadier General Chan Garang told reporters in South Sudan’s capital Juba that he and more than 300 officers and soldiers are coming back to the government. Army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang confirmed the development.

This weekend will see a follow up to the revitalised 2015 peace deal with the government and rebel faction representatives expected to sign a follow-up agreement in Sudan’s capital Khartoum.

But a number of contentious issues remain outstanding, including the number of states, their boundaries, and the roles of the five vice presidents in a new transitional government to be formed.

- African News Agency (ANA)