BREAKING: Rival leaders signs peace deal in Khartoum to end South Sudan’s conflict

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, President Omar Hassa el Bashir and others celebrate breakthrough in Khartoum peace talk in July, 2019(Photo: file/Aljazeera/Nyamilepedia)
Dr. Riek Machar Teny, President Omar Hassa el Bashir and others celebrate breakthrough in Khartoum peace talk in July, 2019(Photo: file/Aljazeera/Nyamilepedia)

August 5th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main rival leaders, President Salva Kiir Mayardiit, and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, along with other opposition leaders, have signed in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, the long awaited peace agreement to end the South Sudan conflict.

All the South Sudanese parties, including the South Sudan Opposition Alliance and the SPLM-FDs which initially declined to sign the agreement also signed the agreement.

General Peter Gatdet Yaka, the leader of the splinter group, SSUM, which was suspended from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance for initialing this agreement last month signed the agreement separately and not as part of the Opposition Alliance.

According to the terms of the agreement, South Sudan’s incumbent President, Salva Kiir, will lead the transitional government of national unity for a period of 36 month and the SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon will be reinstated as the First Vice-President.

There would be another four vice presidents two of whom would be nominated by the incumbent government led by Kiir and one would be for the South Sudan Opposition Alliance and the fourth one would be nominated by the FDs but shall be a woman.

Also according to the agreement, there shall be a cabinet of 35 ministers with the government having the lion’s share taking 20 minister. Machar’s SPLM-IO to have 9 ministers and the remaining 6 would be divided between the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, the Former Detainees and other political parties.

The Transitional Period would be preceded by a period of eight month pre-transitional period that will witness the settling of the issue of the controversial 32 states.

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1 comment

Mawien Magol August 5, 2018 at 9:54 am

Thanks to Sudanese Mediators team and the IGAD leaders for trying their best to bring South Sudanese togetherness. What South Sudanese people wants from their leaders president Kiir and his now deputy Chairman Riek is preventable of any conflict and immediately starting working on what have been agrees to make sure there is a reconciliation, reunification, healing process, unity of all and open up the nation building. Our eyes on the former vice president who turned back to his position to think clear this time not to be push by those radical in his side, because the conflict on July 8/2016 would have been prevented if he took action.

I know very well that, none of them will listening to me but that is fine however, our concerns from them is the way both leaders handling our new nation so poor. I am still demanding the separation between all political parties and the SPLA military. Yes, the two armies in the past agreement was contributing to conflict. Now the rebels leader who tuned again vice president must sitting down acknowledge what went wrong in the past because as a human, we actually learning from our mistakes and that will make us successful or be fully aware the situation therefore, the new vice president Dr. Riek Machar shown commitment because this is the lasting chance for all of them including the currently president who failed the nation twice. The generals of the SPLA IO have to go for retraining school on how they will maintaining quality of their leadership even when they are going to be integrating with the SPLA Pro Juba’s government led by Gogrial president Salve Kiir.

I understand the absent of education in our societies has made bad leaders to fool us around and to to following them instead, if we were a civilization world just like others worldwide perhaps, this case of South Sudan would have been piece of cake. There is no question about the weakness of the president Salve Kiir Mayardit politically and academically apart from his bad lacked which we have been observed from the beginning of the SPLA/SPLM and continues to played a significantly damaging the rest of South Sudanese people. I think the reason why we fought Northern Sudanese’s government was to have a good government system than them unfortunately, the Gogrial president Kiir had pushing himself in the name of being one of founder and his pew Gogrialians telling him to stayed otherwise, the new nation would have a sharp mind academic young leader just Ethiopia do. Anyway, what we need right now is totally peaceful coexistence and unity among ourselves


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