SOUTH Sudan’s president and rebel chief have met in Addis Ababa in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia’s prime minster says.
SOUTH Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar had arrived in Nairobi from Djibouti on 27 May. He put back his trip to Khartoum because of President Omar al Bashir’s long-term health problems and had talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary for foreign affairs Amina Mohamed Jibril as well as an impromptu meeting with Vice President William Ruto.
His trip was sponsored by the secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), much to the dismay of the Juba authorities.
A GHANIAN delegation is meeting South Sudanese authorities to discuss the seizure of its weapons earlier this year. The mix-up has left Ghanaian UN peace-keepers defenseless, Ghana’s Defense Minister told DW.
The boxes were labeled as carrying construction material, yet they contained arms. While Ghana claims that they were headed for Ghanaian forces supporting the UN peacekeeping mission, South Sudan suspected the UN of arming the rebels. DW spoke to Ghana’s Defense Minister, Mark Woyongo, who has now sent a delegation to South Sudan to negotiate a release of the weapons. Continue reading Ghana Caught up in South Sudan’s UN Arms Scandal→