South Sudan Political Rivals have agreed to peace

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South Sudan President Salva Kirr on the left and on the right

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir together with rebel leader Riek Machar have finally now inked into an agreement to end the hostility between them.

The two met in Khartoum the previous Monday to continue their face-to- face talks and mute all the stumbling blocks to the peace in the young nation.

Today, the two leaders reached compromises on a number of outstanding issues.

 

TRUCE

The areas agreed upon include a permanent truce, cantonments for all forces and the deployment of forces by Igad and the African Union to safeguard the ceasefire.

President Kiir and Dr Machar further agreed to have three capital cities; namely Juba, Wau and Malakal on temporary basis to host the three proposed vice-presidents.

According to the signed Framework Agreement, seen by the media, the two rivals agreed to allow the Khartoum government to secure the oil fields in South Sudan in coordination with the Juba administration, and to rehabilitate the wells to restore the previous levels of production.

They also declared to work together again for the third time after their long disagreement proved difficult for peace and stability.

Sudanese President Omar Bashir on Monday promised to end the war in South Sudan and pave the way for rigorous development in the war-torn state.

His promise seems to be bearing positive results on the peace process.

“I would like to assure everyone that Sudan will work hard and try all measures based on our experience during the war and peace times to ensure that this initiative is a success.

“We shall use our experience in the management of national and community dialogues to address all the issues,” President Bashir said.

Interestingly, however, the Sudanese leader is a suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity and genocide committed in western Darfur region.