Sudan’s Vice-Chairman of the Sovereign Council and head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo “Hemetti”, was in Asmara on Sunday for talks with the Eritrean officials. Continue reading Afwerki, Hemetti Held Talks on Bilateral Relations, Sudan’s Peace Talks
‘South Sudan’s Peace Process Shouldn’t be held hostage by the political crisis in Ethiopia’ – Gov’t Spokesperson
South Sudan government has proposed a change of venue for hosting the next round of the High-Level Revitalization Forum due to the political situation in Ethiopia, Minister of information, Michael Makuei has said. Continue reading Ethiopia Not Suitable Venue for South Sudan Peace Talks: Minister
By Sudan Tribune,
The South Sudanese government has accused the chief mediator in its ongoing talks, Seyoum Mesfin of dictating terms ahead the deadline set for a final peace deal to end the 20-months old conflict in the world’s youngest nation.
Addressing reporters in Addis Ababa on Saturday, information minister Michael Makuei said peace negotiations is a process that does not require a deadline.
“If you move away from mediation and become a dictator, then you are not a mediator,” he said.
“We have attended so many mediations and they have not been that way. Peace talks is not an event but a processes and if it is a processes then there is no way of setting a deadline,” the minister told the state-owned SSTV. Continue reading South Sudan Accuses IGAD Chief Mediator of “Dictating” Negotiations
By Sudan Tribune,
The South Sudanese government announced today that President Salva Kiir would not travel to the Ethiopian capital to meet his rival Riek Machar for peace talks as it has officially pull out of the talks despite 17 August deadline.
Martin Elia Lomoro, minister of cabinet affairs told reporters that government lead negotiators have been called back to Juba for consultations. Governors of the ten states were also called to Juba for consultations with the president. Continue reading Juba Pull Out of Peace Talks, Rebels Accuse IGAD of Confusing the Process
By Sudan Tribune,
A senior member of South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has accused unnamed foreign powers of allegedly playing a negative role in blocking attempts to resolve the more than 19 months long civil war with the armed fighters allied to the former vice president, Riek Machar.
This came after many previously similar accusations and blames directed to foreign powers as Juba seemed to have been frustrated by almost every member of its neighboring regional nations to the north, east and south, with the exception of Uganda which has directly supported president Salva Kiir’s government in the war against the armed opposition forces. Continue reading South Sudan Accuses Foreign Powers of Blocking Peace Deal
By The East African,
AS THE South Sudan peace process continues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, President Salva Kiir spoke with The EastAfrican at State House in Juba.
As the president of South Sudan, why do you think your country is facing an internal war only three years after Independence?
The conflict came as a result of personal ambitions of individuals who wanted to take power by illegal means because they were afraid that they would not be elected if they went to the people. They opted for a military coup; when they failed; they transformed themselves into a guerrilla insurgency. Continue reading Unless Change Tactics, Current IGAD Approach Cannot Bring Peace: Kiir