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S. Sudan Wants Future Peace Talks Moved to Kenya

The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia
“The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia. From the start, we have been saying these talks were not in the right place” – Ambassador James P Morgan

By Daily Nation,

SOUTH Sudan is resurrecting its demand for any future peace talks to be transferred to Kenya from Ethiopia after mediators failed to convince warring parties to reach a deal last week.

The country’s deputy ambassador to Kenya, James P Morgan, told the Nation on Wednesday that both Ethiopia and Sudan are harming peace talks by “domineering.”

The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia and Sudan should be excluded from being a mediator, since it controls, trains and arms the rebels,” Mr Morgan said in an interview in Nairobi.  Continue reading S. Sudan Wants Future Peace Talks Moved to Kenya

U.N. Chief Disappointed by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks

They have successfully fail to agree even for the sake of agreement … just like the Palestinians and the Israelis. Is it time to question IGAD itself for the failure as in the case of the United States for the Israel-Palestinian peace talks?

By Reuters,

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed deep disappointment after troubled talks to end more than a year of bloodshed in South Sudan broke off without a deal a day earlier.

Friday’s adjournment was the latest impasse in negotiations over the world’s youngest country, where a political row between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar triggered a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people.  Continue reading U.N. Chief Disappointed by Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks

African Union Blames US, UK, Norway for South Sudan Civil War

The release of the inquiry report could help deter further atrocities, by bringing to light what has taken place in South Sudan

By RT.com,

BY supporting South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, the US, UK and Norway have created conditions for the civil war, which broke out in the world’s youngest country in 2013, leaked documents from an inquiry by the African Union allege.

In 2005, the US, UK, Norway and the East African trading bloc, IGAD, pushed through a peace deal, which legitimized the South Sudanese rebels, and paved the way for the country’s independence in 2011.  Continue reading African Union Blames US, UK, Norway for South Sudan Civil War

S. Sudan Demands Ethiopian Chief Mediator Replaced

THE ACCUSED. ‘IGAD chief mediator Seyoum Mesfin (L) pursuing “regime change” on behalf of US, UK and Norway’ – South Sudan Government

By TesfaNews,

THE South Sudan government demanded the removal of Ethiopian chief mediator Seyoum Mesfin after accusing him of pursuing “regime change” at the behest of  the Troika members of the US, UK and Norway.

Government spokesman Micheal Makuei Lueth told BBC’s Focus on Africa program on Tuesday that the former Ethiopian foreign minister was so weak and for “being influenced that easily by others” naming the Troika members.

He further accused the Troika member states of trying to force “regime change” and being “responsible for the beginning of the crisis” in South Sudan. Continue reading S. Sudan Demands Ethiopian Chief Mediator Replaced

South Sudan: Rebels Accuse IGAD Mediators of Bias

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

Juba Accuses “Neighboring Country” of Arming Rebels

“An Unnamed neighboring country is arming the rebels” – Gen. Paul-Malong Awan

By TesfaNews,

SOUTH Sudan on Monday accused an unnamed neighboring country of allegedly supporting opposition forces fighting the Juba government.

The army chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, said there were some “unusual” movements within South Sudan’s borders, but declined to name country allegedly involved in dealing with the rebels.

“We have not reached that level of pointing figures but where they get ammunition and new guns?” Awan said.  Continue reading Juba Accuses “Neighboring Country” of Arming Rebels