S.Sudan president accepts internal reconciliation within ruling party
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has agreed to internal discussions and reconciliation within the leadership of his governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), describing it as one of the biggest strengths of the party since its establishment.
South Sudan government and rebels ‘agree to end fighting’
The government and rebels in South Sudan have agreed to end fighting and form a transitional government within 60 days, Ethiopia says.
The regional Igad bloc, mediating the conflict, has threatened sanctions if they fail to abide by the agreement.
It follows a rare meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The South Sudanese army (SPLA) has admitted for the first time on Thursday that a section of disgruntled soldiers angered over unpaid salaries left their positions Jonglei state’s Gadiang last week