JAN 25, 2016;
AL JAZEERA INTERNATIONAL reported today from Dr. Riak Machar, the opposition leader of the SPLM-IO, ‘that the peace agreement with the Kiir government to form a unity government in Juba has collapsed. Machar said the issue of the 28 states promulgated by Kiir has made any peace deal untenable.’
Machar accused Kiir of tripling the number of states and appointing his own governors in all the 28 states which is a clear violation of the peace agreement.
According to Al Jazeera, president Kiir only belatedly signed the peace agreement after succumbing to extreme international pressure even though he made it plainly clear that he wasn’t interested in the peace agreement.
Mr. Mogae, the ex-Botswana president overseeing the peace implementation, stated that ‘the creation of the 28 states by Kiir’s government has been destructive,’ and this has placed a hold on the peace.
It’s now wholly dependent on the international partners to find a way out on peace implementation.
(MORE WILL FOLLOW)