Warrap youth against imposition of sanctions in S. Sudan
The youth union in South Sudan’s Warrap state has strongly opposed United Nations call for sanctions on leaders and entities impeding peace.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted on Tuesday a resolution creating a framework for a sanctions regime allowing to punish individuals spoiling efforts to end the South Sudanese conflict.
AU inquiry wants Kiir excluded from transitional leadership
South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir and those who served government before cabinet was dissolved in July 2013 should not be part of the country’s transitional executive, a draft report of an African Union inquiry recommended.
The report, according toReuters, wants an AU-appointed and United Nations (UN)-backed three-person panel to oversee a five-year transition and the creation of a transitional executive.
South Sudanese MPs reject proposal to dissolve constitution
South Sudanese lawmakers have rejected proposals to have the constitution dissolved, accusing armed opposition leader, Riek Machar of making “impossible” demands.
“Riek is not ready for peace. He is holding the country hostage for personal interest. For him to demand the so called dissolution of an elected house is unacceptable”, Magok Rundial, the national legislative assembly speaker told reporters Thursday.
The last round of the peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, between the two warring parties in South Sudan has come to a standstill as president Salva Kiir and his rival former vice-president, Riek Machar failed to agree on any of the major outstanding issues.