South Sudan

Kiir Recovers, Attends IGAD Summit

The African Presidents will congregate in London between November 24 and 25 to meet with over 750 global investors and project developers, dosage to discuss active and bankable projects in Africa with the sole purpose of transaction.

President Museveni, approved John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, story South Sudan leader Salva Kiir, Mozambique’s, Filipe Jacinto Nyusiand DRC President Joseph Kabila are some of the heads of state expected at the 2nd Global African Investment Summit.

Paul Sinclair, Event Director, of the event, says: “We’re continuing to build on the tremendous success of last year’s sold out inaugural Global African Investment Summit, which attracted over 550 qualified investors worth US$235Billion in managed funds.”

He added: “We delivered, and maintain our pledge to deliver, a truly unique event that attracts investors with both the capacity and intent to invest in multi-million dollar African projects, and to help the continent reduce its US$90 billion deficit in critical infrastructure development.”

It is hoped that with immense support from new partners globally, the Summit will attract more funds and investors from Middle East, Russia and China.

Sinclair on Thursday told Chimpreports that it’s an “exciting time for Africa, and we are going to bring together the most diverse global investor pool in one place.”

Presidential keynotes, high-level speaker representation, a strong delegate contingency and a multitude of strategic business opportunities are expected.

This year’s two-day programme agenda will address ‘Transforming African Economies for Global Competiveness’, covering the agribusiness, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications and power sectors.


New for 2015 sees the addition of dedicated sessions on Real Estate and FMCG, a new Case Study Stream – providing stakeholders with an opportunity to present successful stories and educate potential prospects – and the return of Roundtable discussions addressing over 150 bankable projects.
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir has Thursday appeared at the IGAD Summit in Addis Ababa, case Ethiopia after falling sick the previous day.

He was Wednesday night hospitalised in Addis Ababa as he prepared to meet his political nemesis Riek Machar .

This was the second time the 63-year-old head of state was being rushed to hospital in less than six months.

Late last year, Kiir fell from the steps of his presidential aircraft at the airport in Khartoum after meeting his Sudan counterpart, Omar Bashir.

Kiir’s flight to Juba was eventually postponed after being admitted at a military hospital.

The pair is currently attending the conference expected to put the last nail in the leaders’ divisions for a peaceful political transition.

During the Summit, Kiir and Machar are expected to agree on a final political roadmap to restore peace and stability and pave way for the reunification of warring factions in the ruling SPLA/M party.

Observers say while regional leaders are optimistic the two leaders will bury the hatchet, Machar’s recent remarks that Kiir must relinquish his position as president and leader of the SPLA/M are a source of concern.

Arusha deal

According to the agreement signed in Arusha last week, both parties agreed to implement and comply with the provisions of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and use the Intra-SPLM Party Dialogue in Tanzania, the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on the Conflict in South Sudan and the IGAD mediation process in Addis Ababa to expedite the conclusion of the Peace Agreement in order to end the war.

SPLM Leadership shall make a public apology to the people of South Sudan for what has happened since December 15th 2013, including killing of civilians by rebels and government forces.

There shall be established new transitional structures of SPLM.

The two factions will “develop and implement a comprehensive programme for national unity, peace, reconciliation, healing and promoting harmony amongst the People of South Sudan.”

All the three SPLM Groups further committed to “reunification and reconciliation of the SPLM Leadership and Membership and combating the culture of militarism and sectarianism in the political life and open up a space for achieving a political environment that promotes genuine political pluralism.”

Observers say if respected, the agreement is a huge step forward for end of a two-year conflict that has left a trail of unprecedented bloodshed and destruction.

Several peace deals have previously been violated with rebels launching attack on government positions.

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