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South Sudan Cease-fire Blows up, Days after the Ink Dries

Symbolic Deal. Kiir and Machar avoided eye contact and declined to shake hands when they exchanged documents. The question is, Do the President and rebel leader really have control over their respective army?
Symbolic Deal. Kiir and Machar avoided eye contact and declined to shake hands when they exchanged documents. The question is, Do they really have absolute control over their respective army?

By Jason Patinkin,

A CEASE-FIRE inked days ago between South Sudan’s warring leaders is falling apart, dimming hopes for a quick peace that is widely seen as needed to ensure that millions of civilians have access to basic humanitarian aid.

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed at a meeting last Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to end a brutal five-month civil war that has seen thousands killed and more than a million people displaced. The agreement was nearly identical to a previous cease-fire signed in January, which collapsed in days.  Continue reading South Sudan Cease-fire Blows up, Days after the Ink Dries

I Signed Peace Deal to Avoid Arrest Threat by Ethiopian PM: President Salva Kiir

“I was threatened by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn that if I do not sign the peace deal right then he will arrest me” – President Salva Kiir

Ethiopia’s continued disregard of the Kiir government is open for all to see. From holding peace agreements inside the basement of a dark night club to a threat to arrest the President. Get this Ethiopia: President Salva Kiir is an elected leader of an independent state called Republic of South Sudan not a president of one of its ‘Kilils’ for God’s sake.

By Mabior Mach,

SOUTH Sudan President Salva Kiir has claimed that he and former vice president turned rebel leader Dr Riek Machar signed a peace deal Friday in Addis Ababa to avoid threats of arrest by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn.

The truce, which has so far been violated, was intended to end five months of deadly violence in which both sides have been accused of widespread human rights abuse.  Continue reading I Signed Peace Deal to Avoid Arrest Threat by Ethiopian PM: President Salva Kiir

Is Khartoum Mediating Indirect Talks Between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Sudan playing regional peace maker?

By Mohammed Amin,

Eritrea and Ethiopia are in secret talks mediated by Khartoum with a view to end the historic conflict between the two nations.

Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir revealed Thursday that he had initiated indirect talks between the leaders of both countries, bringing them on the negotiating table to discuss border disputes, proxy wars in Somalia and other political issues. Continue reading Is Khartoum Mediating Indirect Talks Between Ethiopia and Eritrea?