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.
• Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba
• Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent
• Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented”
• Kiir implies Machar delayed his return to delay the international community intervening so “the government will fall”
• “I’m just like a child being ordered by everybody” – Kiir
The fifth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan on Saturday coincided with renewed fighting in Juba between forces loyal to the president and vice-president. This led to fears and claims of a renewal of the civil war that started in late 2013 and has left tens of thousands dead, created over 850 000 refugees and asylum-seekers, and crippled the fledgling economy. Continue reading South Sudan Peace Agreement ‘Not Made to be Implemented’ – Kiir→