South Sudan

U.S Hails GOSS, Yau Yau Peace Agreement

this see sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>David Yau Yau, medicine sickness according to Sudan Tribune, rebelled against South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) after losing the April 2010 elections where he wanted to represent Gumuruk–Boma constituency in Pibor county at Jonglei state assembly.

He crossed to SPLA in 2011 but swiftly rebelled in April 2012.

The army tried to neutralise him without success till the government opted for a peace deal.

The peace agreement was signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, as witnessed by religious leaders with the hope that it would restore calm in Jonglei state.

“The agreement is a critical step to ending a terrible cycle of violence that has tragically impacted communities throughout Jonglei State,” reads a statement from the US Embassy in Juba.


“We are hopeful that with the leadership of both sides of this conflict committed to the agreement there will be sustainable peace in Pibor County and throughout Jonglei State.”

The US applauded the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the SSDM/A – Cobra Faction for demonstrating their commitment to peace through negotiations.

The successful implementation of this agreement will take the full effort of both sides, and “we encourage both the South Sudanese government and the forces of David Yau Yau to exhibit the leadership necessary to see this agreement through even as challenges arise”.

“We appeal to the communities of Jonglei State – the youth, women, chiefs and many others – to stand together, across geographic and community lines, and deliver a common message that the people of Jonglei State stand united for peace.

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