Archive for April 19, 2018

Dissolution and formation of the Cabinet – 2013

By Telar Ring Deng, Nairobi, Kenya

April 19, 2018 (SSB) — The events that led to the 2013 dissolution of the cabinet can be traced back to the deep mistrust that fermented back in 1991 when leaders failed to close ranks. After the 1991 Nassir declaration, President Salva Kiir Mayardit did not see eye to eye with Dr. Riek Machar. He had developed a strong dislike for him because he believed that Rebellion was not to be rewarded.

On January 6th, 2002, after vigorous negotiations, the declaration for reunification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) was signed in Nairobi.

Upon signing of the declaration for reunification of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Dr. John Garang de Mabior the co-signatory to the declaration travelled to Yei where he held the leadership council meeting. They discussed and approved a document that allowed Dr. Riek Machar back as the 3rd in command.

Throughout the discussions, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, then a commander, who was evidently furious, demanded that the matter be subjected to voting and indeed it was but unfortunately the ballot went in favor of Dr. Riek Machar. James Wani without bitterness accepted to take the fourth position in the hierarchy of the SPLM. However, this order didn’t go down well with Kiir. (more…)

The meeting between the AU Peace and Security Council and the South Sudanese civil society organizations in Juba, South Sudan

April 19, 2018 (SSB) — African Union Peace and Security Council met civil society today in Juba within their framework of visiting Juba. The meeting was impressive and encouraging between the civil society and the Africa Peace and Security Council over the on-going peace process under IGAD-Led High-Level Revitalization Forum.

At the same time, the AUPSC members met the inter-faith leaders of South Sudan. The civil society viewed the position of the AU Peace and Security Council members as the clear demonstration of commitment for pressuring South Sudan negotiating parties to reach a peace deal in the next phase of HLRF scheduled for 2nd-6th May 2018 in Addis Ababa. (more…)