Both sides have been recruiting new soldiers -- sometimes by force and including children
The two leaders are understood to have talked about regional matters.
Since South Sudan got independence in July, 2011, people there have known more fighting than peace.
This war has greatly affected innocent South Sudan civilians and foreigners, mainly Ugandan businessmen."
Machar, who was Kiir's deputy before the war, had been living in exile in Kenya and Ethiopia, but was re-appointed vice president in February.
He says since a peace agreement has been signed, people should begin to have peace in their minds and preach reconciliation rather than hatred.
Counting the dead in war zones is tricky but not impossible, and the handful of reports that have been done indicate staggering levels of killing.
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