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

Machar should not be rewarded with position of first vice president
“Machar should not be rewarded with position of first vice president…. Where in the world is somebody who planned a coup brought in to share power that he wanted to take wholly for himself?” – President Salva 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 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