South Sudan

Oryem Leads IGAD Peace Mediators To Juba


this site sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The Foreign Ministers including Amina Mohamed of Kenya, viagra approved Mohamed Ali Yousouf of Djibouti, Dr Tedro Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Ugandan state ministers for Foreign Affairs in charge of International relations, Henry Okello Oryem landed at Juba international airport this late evening.

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Speaking to Chimpreports on phone, Okello Oryem confirmed that “they have entered Juba and are planning to meet both factions in the conflict that has claimed over 500 lives according to United Nation’s Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) and sources from South Sudan People’s Army”.

“Yes, we landed in Juba this afternoon and are now trying to see the way of meeting representatives or even leaders themselves from the different factions,” Oryem told Chimpreports.

We have also learnt that the Foreign Ministers first converged at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last night and made various conclusions before deciding to risk the currently dangerous city and state on the brink of civil war exacerbated by numerous guns in the hands of civilians and former SPLA combatants.

Fighting entered the fifth day today, though capital Juba is getting quiet but other towns and states are still caught up in fresh fights like in Jonglei capital of Bor that was taken over by Gen. Peter Gadet, last night.

The conflicts in the world’s youngest nation started on Sunday when the elite presidential guards clashed with each other after a bitter fall out between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar.

President Kiir has since declared the action to have been a coup plotted by Machar, a charge which he (Machar) has flatly denied and instead blamed the former of staging the event to crack on dissent.

However, Kiir yesterday changed his tone and announced that he is ready for talks with his hiding rival.


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