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South Sudan: Rebels Accuse IGAD Mediators of Bias

South Sudan rebel negotiators accused IGAD (Ethiopia) of double standards
South Sudan rebel negotiators accused IGAD (by extension ‘Ethiopia’) of double standards; succumbing to outside influence; switching agreed documents with doctored and smuggled in foreign protocols at the eleventh hour; disregard parties concern to sign blindfold on a blank protocol with out the whole text; preferring to protect ‘a dictator’ for fear of setting precedence given similarities in their own countries; etc… Technically, they just f***ed up the whole process for God’s sake

By Sudan Tribune,

SOUTH Sudan’s armed faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM in Opposition) led by the former vice-president Riek Machar has sharply criticised the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for what they said was its bias towards president Salva Kiir in the peace process which the regional bloc has been mediating for the past eight months.

IGAD heads of state and government on Monday in Addis Ababa signed a protocol on transitional government of national unity in which the regional leaders imposed that president Kiir remained the South Sudanese president and commander-in-chief of the army for the next two-and-a-half years until elections are conducted.  Continue reading South Sudan: Rebels Accuse IGAD Mediators of Bias