South Sudan to mark hollow peace deal of missteps

South Sudan to mark hollow peace deal of missteps

first_imgSudan Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok has offered to supervise a face-to-face meeting between President Kiir and Dr Machar in Juba in the near future. South Sudan president signs peace deal The proposed regular face-to-face meeting between the main protagonists—President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr Riek Machar—has not been happening, while the number of states and security arrangements remains the two biggest challenges. James Oryema, the SPLM-IO representative in Kenya said that Dr Machar is ready for a meeting that would bring total peace to South Sudan. President Kiir has been insisting that face-to-face meetings have to be held in Juba because the peace agreement has been signed and the opposition leaders should not fear for their lives. South Sudan crisis: Peace deal unlikely South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir signing the peace deal on August 5, 2018 in Khartoum. PHOTO | AFP South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir signing the peace deal on August 5, 2018 in Khartoum. PHOTO | AFPSouth Sudan will mark the first anniversary of the peace agreement on September 12 but the implementation process remains a challenge. South Sudan parliament ratifies peace deal This comes as reports emerge that both sides have continued to recruit new fighter and militia groups with Juba currently virtually controlled by militias despite the agreement requiring demilitarisation of major towns. Relatedlast_img

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