South Sudan War
South Sudan War

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and visiting South African Vice President David Mabuza on Wednesday discussed efforts of ending the South Sudan crisis.

Museveni in a tweet said they discussed South Africa’s involvement in supporting the South Sudan peace process.

Business24

“Our emphasis lies in the integration of the armed factions into a national army, alongside the political will for a defined national mission,” Museveni said.

Museveni said the meeting follows the recent extension of the formation of a transitional government of national unity by 100 days.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the country’s main opposition leader, Riek Machar last week met in Uganda and agreed to the extension to among others allow the completion of critical tasks related to the security arrangements and governance.

Museveni and the president of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, convened the meeting as guarantors to the Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

The leaders urged the international community to continue supporting the implementation of revitalized agreement on resolution of the conflict in South Sudan.

The warring parties failed to form the transitional unity government in May and both agreed to a six-month extension before the formation of the much-awaited transitional unity government on Nov. 12.

South Sudan has been suffering from a civil war since December 2013, following a conflict between Kiir and his former vice president Machar, which has left tens of thousands of South Sudanese dead and around 4 million others displaced.

A peace deal signed in 2015 collapsed after the outbreak of renewed violence in July 2016, forcing Machar to flee the capital.

Under the 2018 peace deal, Machar will take up one of the four vice presidency positions in the transitional government. Enditem

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