16 Nov 2018

 

Foreign Media Reports On South Sudan's War And Peace

"Dr Mahamat, in a statement issued on Saturday at the AU summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, said the two leaders were notorious for disregarding peace deals. "We are used to them not respecting their commitments," the AU chief said, referring to President Kiir and Dr Machar."

 

The cease-fire agreement signed by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebels was violated Saturday just hours after it began, with both sides accusing the other of initiating attacks in the east-central African nation. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel accused government forces of attacking rebel positions on the outskirts of the northwestern South Sudanese city of Wau, barely six hours after the cease-fire took effect. Government spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told the Associated Press that the opposition attacked, saying, "They have a loose leadership. They're not controlled by anyone." Kiir and rival Riek Machar, Kiir's former deputy, signed a cease-fire agreement Wednesday after face-to-face talks in neighboring Sudan's capital of Khartoum. VOA
 
The IGAD Council of Ministers said it decided not to pursue punitive measures on the violators of the cessation of hostilities deal in South Sudan after the latest developments in the peace process. The IGAD Council of Ministers held a meeting in Nouakchott, Mauritania on 30 June, on the sideline of African Union to discuss the progress in the revitalization process. In a statement extended to Radio Tamazuj on Sunday, the Council welcomed the progress being made by the HLRF parties in the ongoing talks in Khartoum and the declaration of a permanent ceasefire in South Sudan. "The Council also observed that, given the latest developments in the peace process and the need to implement the permanent ceasefire and achieve an inclusive peace agreement, it is not helpful to pursue punitive measures at this stage," partly reads the statement. The Council appealed to the African Union Ad-Hoc Committee for South Sudan, and all international partners and friends of South Sudan, to continue supporting the region's effort to bring peace and implementation of its outcome. Radio Tamazuj
 
The African Union has called for action against South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel Riek Machar for violating the recent peace agreement. The AU Commission chairman, Dr Mousa Faki Mahamat, appealed to continental leaders to take unified tough measures against the two leaders for their reluctance to commit to end the war. Dr Mahamat, in a statement issued on Saturday at the AU summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, said the two leaders were notorious for disregarding peace deals. "We are used to them not respecting their commitments," the AU chief said, referring to President Kiir and Dr Machar. "The situation in South Sudan is serious. We have to send a clear message to the players to respect their commitments," he added. The East African
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