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Ethiopia and Eritrea Seek to Boost South Sudan Peace Deal

Their visit comes amid increasing warnings that a deal signed last year to end South Sudan’s civil war is falling apart.

BY AFP

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Monday seeking to breathe new life into a flagging peace agreement signed six months ago between his government and rebels. Continue reading Ethiopia and Eritrea Seek to Boost South Sudan Peace Deal

Western Donors Freeze Support for ‘Obsolete’ South Sudan Peace Deal

Juba dismayed by western donors decision to freeze support .

BY REUTERS

Western donor nations will commit no further resources to support implementation of South Sudan’s peace deal, until East Africa’s leaders find a credible way of relaunching an agreement ripped apart by a worsening conflict.

Signed in 2015, the deal collapsed when rebel leader Riek Machar, appointed First Vice President in a unity government under President Salva Kiir, fled the country after fighting broke out in the capital Juba last July. Continue reading Western Donors Freeze Support for ‘Obsolete’ South Sudan Peace Deal

Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President

Back to square one. A presidential decree read out on state television confirmed Mr Machar’s reappointment as vice president. This returns the government to where it was before the war broke out.

By BBC News,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of war, state television reported.

The civil conflict erupted in December 2013 after President Kiir accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup.

Since then thousands have died and more than two million have been displaced. Continue reading Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President

South Sudan Fails to Form Unity Government

South Sudan’s warring parties failed to form a transitional government by the Friday deadline set by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), which is overseeing implementation of the peace deal.

By VOA News,

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar failed to form a unity transitional government Saturday, which was a key demand in a peace accord signed in Ethiopia to end the country’s conflict.

The rebels, or the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM/IO), refused to send the names of their proposed ministers to be included in the yet to be formed administration. They also accused Kiir of unilaterally establishing 28 new states, which they said violates the terms of the agreement.  Continue reading South Sudan Fails to Form Unity Government