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South Sudan to Unveil Domestic Peace Plan With Rebels

south sudan to unveil a home-grown peace deal with the armed opposition
Enough with the humilation. Juba said it is conducting consultations to unveil a home-grown peace deal with the armed opposition leadership, with the indications that it had rejected the latest sugar coated poisonous compromised IGAD peace plan that proposes a 53% power share to the rebels in the oil rich greater Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei states while the government only 33% and former political detainees 7%, including the adaptation of two armies and a demilitarize capital Juba, a clear recipe for the creation of a mini independent South Sudan state in the near future.

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan said Tuesday it was conducting consultations to unveil home-grown peace deal with the armed opposition leadership under former vice president, Riek Machar, with indications that Juba had rejected the peace compromise proposal from mediators of the East African regional bloc, IGAD and its international partners.

“It’s no secret that the IGAD has been less interested in allowing the parties to negotiate the terms of the agreement to end this conflict,” Mark Nyipuoch, the deputy speaker of the national assembly told Sudan Tribune Tuesday. Continue reading South Sudan to Unveil Domestic Peace Plan With Rebels

President Obama: Tear Down the Wall Between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Peace remains elusive because Ethiopia, with the tacit support of the US, has refused to accept international law. As President of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, what can Obama do to bring peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia? (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

By Daniel Ogbaharya | African Arguments,

President Obama is in the midst of a historic visit, having travelled to his ancestral homeland, Kenya, where his father hails from, and now Ethiopia — one of Africa’s “lion” economies and an important ally of Washington in the volatile region of the Horn of Africa.

Situated across the busy shipping corridor of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea where millions of barrels of oil transit everyday, the Horn of Africa is home to a total of 160 million people residing in eight countries – Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. It is also the only area of Africa where the United States maintains a large military base, the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, located in Djibouti. Continue reading President Obama: Tear Down the Wall Between Eritrea and Ethiopia

South Sudan Rivals Fail to Reach Peace Deal

If not a faulty mediation mechanism? State news agency says president and ex-deputy fail to agree deal at Ethiopia talks despite earlier reports of success. After months of talks and countless calls to end fighting and prevent famine, leaders appear no closer to ending rift

By Aljazeera,

LEADERS of two warring parties in South Sudan have failed to reach a peace deal, despite earlier reports that a pact was signed under international pressure to end violence soon to enter its second year.

The country’s state-run news agency said closed-door talks in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa had seen President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar engaged in two days of intense negotiations, but had boiled down to no agreement. Continue reading South Sudan Rivals Fail to Reach Peace Deal

South Sudan Crisis: Faulty Mediation Process

Is Ethiopia really working to secure peace in Sudan? Is peace in South Sudan in its best interest?

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

THE fratricidal war that has defined South Sudan since December 2013 continues to rage, with prospects for peace as elusive today, 8 months later as they were back then. Tens of thousands have been killed since the conflict erupted, with more than 1.5 million people displaced from their homes and villages.  Continue reading South Sudan Crisis: Faulty Mediation Process

EU Calls for the Implementation of Doha and Asmara Agreements

Eritrea brokered the East Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) in October 2006 between the government of Sudan and the Eastern Front (EF), in a relatively short period, that effectively brought to an end ten years of hostilities in Eastern Sudan. However, the skillful and smooth way at which the agreement was reached does not imply any ease in the implementation process.

By Relief Web,

AMBASSADOR Tomas Ulincy, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan launched yesterday at Corinthia Hotel two newly EU funded projects to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of Gedarif, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the Darfur States.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to and , improve the quality of primary education and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education.  Continue reading EU Calls for the Implementation of Doha and Asmara Agreements

Kiir: No Interim Government Without Me as President

The whole intention is to dismantle the SPLM, which they believe has become a very strong monster in South Sudan…” – President Salva Kiir on proposal to set up transitional government

President Kiir rejected what he said was a proposal to form an interim government without him

By VOA,

SOUTH Sudan President Salva Kiir insisted Thursday he is committed to ending more than six months of conflict in his young country through dialogue, but said he will only agree to a peace deal if it guarantees that he will lead the transitional government.

“They intend to constitute a transitional government without me as the elected president,” Mr. Kiir said in a speech to the National Assembly.  Continue reading Kiir: No Interim Government Without Me as President