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With some of IGAD states party to the South Sudan conflict, summit’s decision on troops deployment raises genuine concerns

17 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

By mid-April, it is expected that Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda would deploy troops to South Sudan, in line with the March 13, 2014 IGAD summit decision.
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Salva Kiir asks IGAD nations to deploy troops to protect oilfields, instead of making way to peace

3 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    President Salva Kiir is obstacle to peace in South Sudan. It is important that he is made to understand that it is within his possibility to stop the bleeding of his young nation. In power, he has misbehaved trying to amass power into his hands. With him wanting to continue in power, no matter how long the different Sudanese parties and interest groups spar amongst themselves, there would be no peace.

    Therefore, if the president were first to decide to exit from power and pave the way for the parties to reach settlement without him, there would be high possibility for them to reach settlement.

 

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Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

March 3, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan’s government said it submitted a proposal to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to deploy 10 battalions to protect its capital, Juba and the oilfields against attacks by rebel groups from Burundi and Rwanda.
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