South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels Attack IGAD

Kiir and Machar have failed to agree on running a transitional government

stuff generic geneva; font-size: small;”>A strongly worded press release signed by the deputy rebels (SPLA- In Opposition) spokesman Mabior de Garang, sickness castigated IGAD for again postponing the talks abruptly on Monday morning to unnamed date next month.

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“It is unfortunate that IGAD has decided to adjourn the mediation indefinitely as this will unnecessarily prolong the war and the suffering of our people,” reads a statement released on Monday seen by this website.

IGAD adjourned talks early on Monday saying rebels had boycotted the exercise in contravention with both May 9th and July 10th agreements which both two principles, President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar penned their signatures.

“Multi-stakeholder IGAD-led peace talks for South Sudan in Addis Ababa, adjourned today for consultations. The SPLM/A (In Opposition) failed to attend the multi-stakeholder roundtable negotiations. This is in contradiction to the May 9, 2014 Agreement as well as the June 10, 2014 Communiqué which provides for the inclusion and participation of other stakeholders in the negotiations for a new political dispensation in South Sudan including arrangements for a transitional government of national unity,” notes the statement released from IGAD today early morning.

The rebels broke the silence in the same release of today saying they boycotted talks because their concerns raised to IGAD were ignored mainly on the procedures used to select the civil society and other political parties’ delegates to the process that shall result to forming of an Inclusive Transitional Government.

They say the group brought by IGAD is Juba regime sponsored mercenaries.

“The SPLA/M- IO (rebels) would like to inform the people of South Sudan, region and the world that we boycotted because our concerns were not addressed. We found it difficult to participate in Phase II Session IV of the IGAD mediated peace talks because it looks as if the mediator has backtracked from the April 28th Agenda and Framework, and a new Framework not agreed upon is being imposed on the warring parties.”

This website has learnt that rebels under former vice president Dr. Machar want only their side and government to decide and be part of the new inclusive transitional government contrary to the current arrangement where other parties including civil society, religious and traditional leaders, other political parties were included.


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