African Union chief threatens punitive measures against peace spoilers in South Sudan
July 1st 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The African Union chief, Moussa Faki, while making remarks during the 31st Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) heads of state and governments in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, threatened punitive measures against perpetrators of the recently reported violation of the permanent ceasefire violations in Mlboro in the former Western Bhar Al-Ghazal State.
“The situation in South Sudan is serious. The humanitarian and security situation is increasingly difficult. The last few days we’ve had some good news, which I unfortunately now have to question,” he told the gathering said.
“We are now used to the key actors in South Sudan not respecting their commitments… the situation is intolerable… It is time to act, to accept our responsibility,” he said.
“The new ceasefire does not negate the need to respond to the continued and repeated serious violations by all sides of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA)” said the TROIKA countries in a joint statement seen by the Nyamilepedia.
“We will continue to seek measures at the UN Security Council to return the region to peace and security, including consequences for spoilers to the peace process. The International Community therefore stands ready to support action by IGAD and the African Union to signal an end to impunity by delivering punitive measures against those responsible” further said the join statement.