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Western Donors Freeze Support for ‘Obsolete’ South Sudan Peace Deal

Donor nations will not commit resources to support implementation of South Sudan peace deal
Juba dismayed by western donors decision to freeze support .

BY REUTERS

Western donor nations will commit no further resources to support implementation of South Sudan’s peace deal, until East Africa’s leaders find a credible way of relaunching an agreement ripped apart by a worsening conflict.

Signed in 2015, the deal collapsed when rebel leader Riek Machar, appointed First Vice President in a unity government under President Salva Kiir, fled the country after fighting broke out in the capital Juba last July. Continue reading Western Donors Freeze Support for ‘Obsolete’ South Sudan Peace Deal

South Sudan Peace Agreement ‘Not Made to be Implemented’ – Kiir

“The South Sudan peace agreement was made not to be implemented … I’m just like a child being ordered by everybody” – President Salva Kiir

By Talk To Al Jazeera,

• Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba
• Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent
• Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented”
• Kiir implies Machar delayed his return to delay the international community intervening so “the government will fall”
• “I’m just like a child being ordered by everybody” – Kiir

The fifth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan on Saturday coincided with renewed fighting in Juba between forces loyal to the president and vice-president. This led to fears and claims of a renewal of the civil war that started in late 2013 and has left tens of thousands dead, created over 850 000 refugees and asylum-seekers, and crippled the fledgling economy. Continue reading South Sudan Peace Agreement ‘Not Made to be Implemented’ – Kiir