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.
AUGUST was not IGAD’s finest month. In Bentiu, a ceasefire monitor died of a heart attack after his captors forced him to march for miles; IGAD was unable to muster more than a strongly worded statement.
In the same week, a shambolic heads of state summit adopted an ‘inclusive’ protocol that doesn’t include most of the parties to the talks; changed, at the last minute, the text of the protocol, virtually ensuring the SPLM/A (In-Opposition) wouldn’t sign; and endorsed a cessation of hostilities implementation matrix that the SPLM/A (IO) claims it never saw, amidst such confusion that even attendees at the summit weren’t sure of what happened. Continue reading IGAD’s Credibility Seriously Damaged by South Sudan Summit Fiasco→
THE African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has reiterated its readiness to impose targeted multilateral sanctions and other punitive measures against any party that fails to honor its commitments and continues to undermine the search for a negotiated solution to South Sudan’s current crisis.