South Sudan

GOSS, Rebels Sign Humanitarian Access Agreement

viagra sale sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The agreement was reached yesterday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa where talks has been ongoing for months.

The government of President Salvatore Kiir was represented by Minister Nhial Deng Nhial while the rebels of Dr. Riek Machar were represented by Gen. Taban Deng.

According to the agreement mediated by the regional block Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), both side accepted to cease fire for one month starting tomorrow May 7, 2014 to allow entry of humanitarian supplies and people in Internally Displaced Camps to go home to catch up with planting season and also check on their animals.

“Consider one month of tranquillity from May 7, June 7, 2014 in order to preposition humanitarian supplies and enable the people of South Sudan to plant their food crops, care for their livestock, and move to areas safety,” reads the statement in parts.

On January 23, 2014 the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the SPLM/A in Opposition (rebels) signed the first part of the agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) before the talks collapsed days later in Addis Ababa witnessed by the Ethiopian foreign affairs minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom.


Yesterday’s event overseen by the IGAD envoys Gen. Lazarus K Sumbeiywo and Gen. Mohamed Ahmed M. El Dabi also include opening of humanitarian corridors of River Nile(Sobat Corridor, Roads, Rail and Air) within South Sudan and from the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Republic of Sudan.

However, heavy fighting continues in the three states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile in the recent renewed attacks and counteroffensives by both sides.

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