The deal is now finally signed by all parties but there is cautious optimism among UN as implementation and monitoring of the complex peace deal is going to be incredibly hard. 44 more words
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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN.
He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital, Juba, that he had “reservations” about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. 242 more words
(JUBA, South Sudan) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels, after 20 months since the start of fighting between loyalist forces and rebels led by his former deputy. 102 more words
(KAMPALA, Uganda) — A military spokesman says fighting has resumed between South Sudanese troops and rebels two days after the president declined to sign a peace deal. 93 more words
The US says it is consulting with other countries about imposing UN sanctions on anyone who undermined the peace process in warn-torn South Sudan.
Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, said in a statement on Wednesday that Washington was proposing such sanctions “if an agreement is not signed by the government within 15 days and a ceasefire is not implemented promptly by all parties”. 283 more words