Unless Change Tactics, Current IGAD Approach Cannot Bring Peace: Kiir

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 […]

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Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Process

By The Spokesperson, I DELIVER the following statement on behalf of the Troika (the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom). On 1 February South Sudan’s leaders committed to complete negotiations on all outstanding issues, sign a peace agreement before 5 March and start a pre-transitional period by 1 April. They agreed to return to […]

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OCSA Calls on International Community to Help Ogaden Self-Determination

By Ahmed Abdi, THE Ogaden Community in South Africa (OCSA) has called on the International Community to hold UN-Sponsored self-determination referendum for the people of Occupied-Ogaden region, which the people have been seeking since British handed over to Ethiopia in 1954. In a statement issued following its 11th meeting last last week, its leaders thanked the government of […]

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Kenya Hosts Peace Talks Between Ethiopia and the ONLF

By Abdi Ahmed, PEACE talks between the Ethiopian government and ONLF has officially resumed in Nairobi, said Abdirahman Mahdi, ONLF head of foreign Affairs. Speaking with the BBC Somali Service, Mahdi said the objective of their talk with the Ethiopian government is to end the conflict of the region and to get the Ogaden Somalis […]

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What Can be Expected of Any ONLF – Ethiopia Peace Talk?

By Ahmed Abdi, THE Eritrean EPLF and the Ethiopian government agreed to enter into negotiations mediated by former United States president Jimmy Carter in mid-1989 after Colonel Mengistu succeeded in thwarting a coup attempt. The two sides agreed to hold another round of peace talks in Nairobi , Kenya , on November 20, 1989 after […]

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President Kiir Accuses IGAD of Delaying Peace Deal

By Sudan Tribune, SOUTH Sudan’s president Salva Kiir on Friday accused the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) of allegedly delaying peace talks to end the country’s 11-month-long conflict, which has killed thousand and displaced millions of people. “Whenever we are about to reach a peace agreement, the IGAD imposes recess and holidays, this is why […]

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S. Sudan Rejects Proposal to Scrap Vice-President Post

By Sudan Tribune, THE South Sudanese government said it would not yield to its armed opposition demands to have the vice-president’s position scrapped off and replaced with a prime minister. Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said such a proposal was never tabled before government and mediators of the peace talks. “The government delegation did […]

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South Sudan Protests over IGAD’s Reluctance to Condemn Rebel Attacks

By Sudan Tribune, THE South Sudanese government said it was disappointed with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) reluctance to hold the country’s rebel forces accountable for the recent military clashes that occurred in Upper Nile state. The South Sudanese embassy in Kenya, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, urged regional leaders through the […]

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