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Center for Peace and Advocacy Condemns the fighting between SSPDF and SPLM-IO

Dec 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A South Sudan NGO has condemned the clashes between the SSPDF against the SPLM-IO saying that it is a violation to the cessation of hostilities signed by the two parties in 2017.

SPLA-IO forces in undisclosed location in Equatoria(Photo credit: supplied)
SPLA-IO forces in undisclosed location in Equatoria(Photo credit: supplied)

The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) released a statement calling on the CTSAMVM and JUB to investigate the fighting that has been taking place around areas of Kerwa, Andejo, Kendiri, Mangalatore, Morota junction, and Morota unified training centre.

“The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) strongly condemns the reported clashes between the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) against the forces of Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) around areas of Kerwa, Andejo, Kendiri, Mangalatore, Morota junction, and Morota unified training centre,” the statement read.

“This is a violation of the cessation of hostilities signed by the government of South Sudan and SPLA-IO on 21st December, 2017. CPA calls on CTSAMVM and JUB to investigate thoroughly and hold whoever is responsible accountable in order for South Sudan to have everlasting peace,” it continued.

The organization condemned the use of military- oriented solutions and urged the conflicting parties to promote peace through negotiated solutions rather than guns.

It called on the conflicting parties to respect and promote human rights and the rule of law.

“It is therefore incumbent upon the conflicting parties to uphold the highest moral standards in regards to the respect and promotion of human rights and rule of law. These clashes will only worsen the already dire situation of the civilians in South Sudan.

“The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) would therefore like the conflicting parties to show and exercise maximum restraint and cease hostilities. Let the focus be on fighting the global pandemic in the item of COVID-19 that has caused thousands of lives and infected millions globally,” the statement said.

CPA international organization to pay close attention to the violators and hold them accountable for their actions.

“On an equal footing, the Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) would like to encourage the IGAD, AU and International Community and peace monitors not take their eyes off these violations. These clashes must be investigated thoroughly and hold whoever is responsible accountable.” CPA continued.

Over the last few months, there have been several cases of clashes between the SSPDF and the SPLM-IO which has led to the death of soldiers and left many of them injured.

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