South Sudan

S. Sudan Crisis Deepens As Ethiopia Evacuates Citizens

malady geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dina Mufti, stated Tuesday that over 650 Ethiopians have been transported back home as fierce fighting between government forces and rebels led by former vice president Dr Riek Machar continues in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

He added that the returnees were evacuated from Nasir town of Upper Nile state and transported to bordering Gambella region of Ethiopia, where they are being sheltered temporarily.

Dina said returnees are receiving the necessary support from the federal government and the Gambella state, until they are reunited with their families in different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, in a follow up mission to the decisions of the 23rd IGAD Heads of State Summit held last week in Nairobi, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Current Chair of IGAD Council of Ministers went to Juba on Monday, Chimp Corps report.

Dr. Tedros met with President Salva Kiir in his office in Juba and discussed on the implementation of IGAD decisions.


President Salva Kiir reaffirmed his government’s readiness to resolve the problem peacefully in accordance with the decision of the 23rd IGAD’s Extraordinary Summit.

Dr. Tedros also held phone conversation with Dr. Riek Machar and urged him to discuss with other political figures allied to him and reach in to a decision to start negotiation in accordance with IGAD’s Extraordinary Summit Decision.

Dr. Tedros in his discussions noted that China, USA, European Union are continuing with their support to IGAD’s peace initiative to end the violence and resolve the crisis in a peaceful manner.

In a bid to resolve the current political crisis and conflict in South Sudan in a peaceful manner, Ethiopia has been working alongside with IGAD members.

It has repeatedly called all parties to resolve the problem peacefully and restrain form all forms of violence and hostilities

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