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Deadline Set for Kiir-Machar Face to Face Meeting

The regional bloc (IGAD) has set June 30 as the deadline for face-to-face talks between the two South Sudan warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and former first vice-president, Riek Machar. During the 62 extra-ordinary IGAD council of ministers’ session in Ethiopia on Friday, foreign affairs ministers from IGAD member states said

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Nominate a Female Vice President – IGAD Tells South Sudan Parties

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has asked South Sudan’s parties to nominate a woman as Vice-President according to the revitalized peace proposal. “You are required to maintain 35% of women representation at all levels of government and to appoint a woman as one of the vice presidents,” Workneh Gebeyehu, Chairperson

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn Asks S. Sudan’s Kiir to Resign

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermarian Desalegn has advised South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to step down and leave the young generation to take up the position. Desalegn unexpectedly resigned on 15 February 2018, saying he hoped to end years of unrest and political turmoil in his country, after ruling the country

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