South Sudan

IGAD Leaders Demand South Sudan Ceasefire


clinic geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The session that ended almost at midnight was chaired by the current IGAD`s chair also Prime Minister of Federal Republic of Ethiopia Hailemariam Dessalegn, cheapest .

It came out with 18 resolutions adopted by the Council of Ministers summit that sat earlier in the day.

Key issues in the resolutions were mainly based on finding a quick and lasting solution to the internal crisis that started six months ago when President Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned rival Dr. Riek Machar disagreed in a ruling SPLM party meeting.

The copy of yesterday`s 26th Communiqué obtained by Chimpreports, IGAD warned the duo against the continued “senseless killings” and asked for their full commitment to honouring of agreements signed earlier.

“The Summit Regrets in particular the continued and flagrant violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements (signed on 23 January 2014, 6 May 2014 and 9 May 2014) as documented by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism; and hereby Demands that the parties respect the Cessation of Hostilities (COH) Agreements and immediately implement the necessary Modalities in accordance with the 9 May 2014 and other relevant Agreements,” Resolution number 9 of the communiqué says.

Fighting in the world’s youngest nation has been raging on since December 2013 despite Kiir and Machar signing peace deals.

Thousands have been killed and many more displaced from their homes.

The 26th extra-ordinary meeting was attended by President Museveni, Kiir, Deputy Kenyan leader, William Ruto, Sudan Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh, Somalia’s Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed, and Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International of Djibouti.

From the international community Amb. Donald Booth represented Troika (the Governments of Norway, UK and the US), representatives of the United Nations, IGAD Partners Forum (IPF), People’s Republic of China and European Union also attended the summit.”


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