Archive for August 13, 2018

South Sudan: Will the latest power sharing agreement hold?

Posted: August 13, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt

CEPO Fact Sheet on the Signed Khartoum Peace Agreement on the Revitalization of the 2015 ARCSS

Monday, August 13, 2018 (PW) — The government of South Sudan and a conglomerate of oppositions groups signed last week, in Khartoum, a new power sharing agreement in the hope of putting an end to years of civil war that has ravaged the country, rendered thousands dead and millions displaced.

The agreement sees Riek Machar return to government as the first Vice President out of the five vice – Presidents to President Salva Kiir, places 550 MPs (332 from the government and 128 from the opposition) in the parliament and creates 35 ministerial positions with 20 slots to the government, 9 to the IO and the remaining slots to the other smaller groups.

The deal didn’t go unscathed moments it was inked. It came under fire from different corners. Troika dismissed it as “not realistic”. Some from opposition quarters, especially the FDs, were complaining about how bloated the transitional government would be and that it would stretch out the resources we have and hinder service delivery to the people of South Sudan. (more…)

South Sudan: Let us support the Khartoum Declaration Agreement

Posted: August 13, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in HLRF, Junub Sudan, Pal Chol Nyan

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

CEPO Fact Sheet on the Signed Khartoum Peace Agreement on the Revitalization of the 2015 ARCSS

Monday, August 13, 2018 (PW) — Warring parties inked a deal in Khartoum on the 5th August 2016 but the question that begs itself is, will it hold? All the Factions along with the Government of General Salva Kiir signed except NAS.

The leader of NAS cited that the root causes of the conflict have not been addressed. The issue of Federalism has been skipped, and that the 32 States be abolished. Dr Hakim Dario of PDM (People Democratic Movement) refused to sign the agreement. The rest including the main SPLMIO made concessions and signed.

A splinter group from NAS signed on his behalf which prompted him to dismiss them. There are lingering and vociferous voices saying that this peace will not hold despite M7 and President Bashir support it. The terrified South Sudanese who know their leaders for their hostile differences are skeptical as to whether it will be implemented or not given the level of animosity in their political genes. (more…)