South Sudan: Peace pact b/w warring factions ends a five-year war that left thousands dead

  • September 26, 2018

The last revitalized peace agreement between warring factions in South Sudan was signed at a ceremony held under the auspices of the regional political bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa recently.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni who was in Addis-Ababa for the 33rd Extra Ordinary Session of IGAD Heads of State and Government witnessed the signing of the agreement.

He is hopeful that the final revitalized peace agreement signed by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and  Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon during IGAD Summit will formally end a five-year war that has left tens of thousands dead and millions as refugees in neighbouring countries, especially Uganda, and enable refugees return home and embark on their normal lives.

He said the prolonged conflict has affected trade and retarded development in the region.

President Museveni interacted with Ethiopia Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmmed, Presidents Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan,  Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, South Sudan Vice President and delegations from Kenya and other member states before the signing of the peace agreement.

IGAD is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes.

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