SOUTH SUDAN: Peace Talks Stall

SOUTH SUDAN: Peace Talks Stall Opposition parties question the government delegation's commitment.The latest round of peace talks began in Ethiopia in early February, amid growing international impatience with the warring leaders. Meetings stalled on the 12th when both sides accused the other of attacking their forces.Ceasefire monitors said they were heading to the flashpoint of Nasir in the far east of the country to investigate the fighting.The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on February 16th adjourned its peace talks, dubbed High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF), for three weeks. Nine opposition parties represented at the talks issued a statement accusing the government delegation of lacking the “political will’’ to address core issues blocking the road to peace.The troika countries of Norway, the United States and Britain — the countries that funded and facilitated the 2015 South Sudan peace deal — issued a statement on the 16th throwing their weight behind the efforts of IGAD to end the violence.“While useful dialogue has taken place over the past two weeks, there is much more for the parties to do if the HLRF is to make meaningful and sustainable progress towards peace,’’ the statement said. The troika called on the various parties to reconvene as soon as possible, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series Wiley

SOUTH SUDAN: Peace Talks Stall

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© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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0001-9844
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10.1111/j.1467-825X.2018.08133.x
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Opposition parties question the government delegation's commitment.The latest round of peace talks began in Ethiopia in early February, amid growing international impatience with the warring leaders. Meetings stalled on the 12th when both sides accused the other of attacking their forces.Ceasefire monitors said they were heading to the flashpoint of Nasir in the far east of the country to investigate the fighting.The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on February 16th adjourned its peace talks, dubbed High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF), for three weeks. Nine opposition parties represented at the talks issued a statement accusing the government delegation of lacking the “political will’’ to address core issues blocking the road to peace.The troika countries of Norway, the United States and Britain — the countries that funded and facilitated the 2015 South Sudan peace deal — issued a statement on the 16th throwing their weight behind the efforts of IGAD to end the violence.“While useful dialogue has taken place over the past two weeks, there is much more for the parties to do if the HLRF is to make meaningful and sustainable progress towards peace,’’ the statement said. The troika called on the various parties to reconvene as soon as possible,

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Published: Jan 1, 2018

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