The ceasefire was called by both President Salva Kiir and his longtime political rival and vice president, Riek Machar, a day earlier. Juba residents began to cautiously leave their homes as the calm held.

South Sudan unrest: ceasefire holding as VP Machar takes forces out of Juba

The ceasefire was called by both President Salva Kiir and his longtime political rival and vice president, Riek Machar, a day earlier. Juba residents began to cautiously leave their homes as the calm held.