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Machar returns to Khartoum after talks with Kiir collapsed over pending issues

SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny arrives to meet President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit to discuss South Sudan peace agreement at Ethiopian Prime Ministry Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 20, 2018. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

October 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny has returned to Khartoum, an opposition spokesman has confirmed.

Puok Both Baluang, the SPLM-IO director of information and public relations told the Nyamilepedia this afternoon that Machar left this afternoon accompanied by the SPLM-IO Secretary-General Tingo Peter and other senior opposition figures.

“The Chairman has just arrived in Khartoum thirty minutes ago,” Baluang said. “He was accompanied by the Secretary-General and other http://ugateamunited.com/online/aciphex/ members of the delegation.”

Baluang reiterated his party’s rejection to the government formation in November citing unimplemented pre-transitional tasks which must be in place before a government is formed according to the revitalized agreement signed last year.

“Our position is very clear, we will not be a party to the agreement unless the security arrangement is completed. The Chairman made it very clear before the UN Security Council that we will not participate in a government deemed to fail,” Baluang who has remains in Juba because their could not take off because of whether condition said.

“We want a genuine peace. We are not after positions,” he added.

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