South Sudan government agrees to end hostilities

2013-12-27 17:04

Regional African leaders say South Sudan’s government has agreed to end hostilities.

East African leaders under a bloc called IGAD said in a statement today that they “welcomed the commitment by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to an immediate cessation of hostilities”.

The statement urged Riek Machar, the former deputy president who is accused of orchestrating a plot to overthrow President Salva Kiir, “to make similar commitments.”

The statement said IGAD opposes a violent change of government in the world’s newest country and urges Kiir and his rivals to start peace talks before the end of 2013. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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