died mysteriously in 2011 after Yauyau signed a ceasefire with the government in June 2011, integrating him and his militia in the SPLA.
"The Republic of South Sudan has signed an agreement with the former rebels of George Athor
, in which they have agreed to the amnesty laid down by President Salva Kiir," Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told AFP.
South Sudan vice President Riek Machar said Athor
was killed late Monday in Central Equatoria state, where he was trying to recruit more soldiers for his rebel army, after visiting neighboring countries.
said 176 southern soldiers died in the fighting and he lost just 19 men.
's delegation said the truce proved the south could survive independence and not threaten regional security.
The south's army (SPLA) accused Athor
's men of ambushing a southern army truck Friday afternoon in Jonglei's northern Koliet area.
He however escaped and joined a rebel movement led by late George Athor
where he became a Brigadier General.
Rebel leader George Athor
told Reuters just short of 100 people died in the latest fighting on Sunday in the south's Jonglei state ,where France's Total oil giant was due to start exploring.
In the South, General George Athor
rebelled after losing elections in April for the governorship of the oil-producing South's Jonglei state, raising tensions ahead of a referendum on Southern independence which is due to take place next month.
KHARTOUM: Authorities in south Sudan said on Tuesday they had arrested men loyal to George Athor
, a former southern rebel commander suspected of being aided by elements in Khartoum seeking to destabilize the autonomous region.
However, the process of reconciliation cannot be reach without a well calculated framework; otherwise we can end having what could be referred to as Archbishop Deng-MaJak Agoot and George Athor
, Peace Initiative.