South Sudan

South Sudan War: IGAD Calls Emergency Meeting in Nairobi

The Foreign Affairs ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states are expected to hold an emergency meeting on the fast deteriorating security situation in South Sudan on Monday.
ChimpReports has learned that the emergency sitting will take place in Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Clashes between two army factions of President Salva Kiir and First Vice President, website like this Dr. Riek Machar gravely intensified on Sunday, rx spreading to the United Nations base and international airport Juba.
The fighting has forced the IGAD that brokered the peace deal between the two forces to immediately start looking for a fresh solution.
“What is happening in Juba is a shame to the region and mainly for us (IGAD) who brought them together. We need a quick solution,” a source in Nairobi told us on phone.
Kiir and Machar signed a peace treaty in August last year bringing to an end a bloody civil war that existed for over two years.
The deal also put in place Transitional Government of National Unity expected to reign for three years and organize a national election before its expiry.
The existence of two forces in Juba was contentiously agreed for a short period to facilitate integration.
Analysts blame the allowing of two forces with parallel centers of command as the root cause of the current troubles.
The Ugandan state minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem confirmed the Monday meeting in Nairobi.
“It’s true we the IGAD member states are sitting in Nairobi tomorrow to assess and address the problems in South Sudan,” said Oryem.
Multiple sources have told ChimpReports that the IGAD Council of Ministers summit tomorrow will pave way for the Heads of State summit also expected early next week.

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