South Sudan peace monitors raise concerns over recent fighting in Maiwut

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January 17th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s peace monitoring body, the Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangement & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), has raised concerns over the recent fighting in the country’s Maiwut state.

This comes during the 18th meeting of the peace monitoring’s Technical Committee conducted at the Palm Africa Hotel in the capital Juba.

The meeting was chaired by the new CTSAMVM chairman Major General Teshome Gemechu Adere who took over this week from Gen. Desta Abiche.

In his opening remarks, Gen. Gemechu said the ceasefire has been holding throughout South Sudan but raised concerns over recent fighting between government and SPLM-IO forces in Maiwut state.

“CTSAMVM can report that the permanent ceasefire between the Parties to the Revitalized Agreement continues to hold throughout most of South Sudan,” he said in his opening remarks.

He however said “recent reports of fighting in the Maiwut area remain a concern”

“CTSAMVM has visited the Maiwut area a number of times in recent months, and welcomes the initiative being taken by the JDB to bring the commanders of both sides to Juba and resolve these outstanding issues.

“CTSAMVM is, as always, investigating a number of incidents including allegations of gender violence in Juba and elsewhere which we will discuss here today.”

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