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South Sudan Moves to Reintegrate Ex Machar Forces in SPLA

South Sudan Transitional Government of National Unity has approved the integration of the armed opposition (SPLA-IO) forces, viagra 40mg Chimp Corps report.

This was decided on Sunday during a Cabinet meeting held in Juba.

“South Sudan cabinet has approved the establishment of cantonment sites and integration of members of the SPLA-IO into the National Army SPLA, prescription ” government said in a brief statement.

The move could bridge the divide between the government troops and dissenting soldiers under rebel leader, unhealthy Dr Riek Machar.

Several cantonment areas were created to accommodate opposition soldiers around Juba.

Since the July fighting at the presidential palace, some have fled the cantonment points.

But a government reassurance of the rebel forces’ safety and commitment to reintegrate them in the mainstream armed forces could herald a new chapter in ending the destructive conflict in South Sudan.

Gen Taban speaks out


The current Vice President, Gen Taban Deng Gai has since condemned IGAD’s resolution of creating two parallel forces and stationing them in the capital, Juba.

“The IGAD mediators were wrong to impose on us an agreement with two armies in one Country,” said Gen Taban last week.

“I will work with my brother President Salva Kiir Mayardit to immediately re-integrate our forces into one army of South Sudan,” he added.

Meanwhile, government disputed as a “white lie”, claims by rebel forces’ spokesperson, James Dak Gatdet that several government soldiers were killed in the alleged clashes in Juba.

“There was no fighting around Rejaf area East part of Capital Juba,” said a presidential aide.

“It’s a white lie from elements loyal to the Former First Vice President Riek Machar. A few rebels in Diaspora allied to Riek Machar are engaged in spreading unfounded rumours to mislead the public with lies.”

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