South Sudan

Kiir, Machar to Form 'Transitional' Gov't in 60 Days


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He said Machar and Kiir have agreed and committed before IGAD leaders who included President Museveni that they would expedite consultations and dialogue within 60 days to form a “transitional government of national unity.”

The government would comprise members of the opposition and other eminent South Sudanese.

Observers suggest the issue of inclusivity is likely to stoke tensions during the formation of a new cabinet.

It should be recalled that President Kiir’s troubles started last year when he dissolved his entire Cabinet and sacked the better part of his military leadership, accusing the officials of corruption, plundering oil wealth in billions of dollars and failing to deliver public services to the people.

Sacked senior officials responded by conspiring to overthrow Kiir thus leading to the outbreak of violence especially in Juba where sections of rival Neur and Dinka commandos in the Tiger Battalion fought deadly battles.

It remains unclear whether these disgraced officials will be returned to Cabinet.

However, Kiir recently said he would not hand over presidency as he was elected by the people of South Sudan.

He blasted Machar for being power-hungry and using violence to achieve his selfish political ambitions.

Machar accuses Kiir of attempting to suffocate dissent in the ruling SPLM party ahead of the 2015 elections.

Officials said IGAD leaders extensively consulted Machar and Kiir during today’s meeting before the duo renewed their commitment to putting an end to hostilities in which thousands have been killed and many more displaced to deplorable refugee camps.


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