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S. Sudan ruling party factions to hold re-unification meeting

April 7, 2018 (JUBA) – The three different factions of South Sudan's ruling party (SPLM) are due to hold a reunification meeting in the capital, Juba on 19 April, a senior coalition government official said on Thursday.
James Wani Igga, the country's vice president, said the Juba meeting will bring together the fractured factions of South Sudan's ruling party.
Igga, also the deputy chairperson of the SPLM faction led by President Salva Kiir, said the SPLM-In-Opposition leader, Riek Machar and (...)

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Sudan, SPLM-N Hilu to discuss CoH agreement, African roadmap next week: Govt

January 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's negotiating team on the conflict in the Two Areas said talks with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) Abdelaziz al-Hilu would resume next Saturday pointing the two sides will discuss a Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement.
On January 16, the Sudanese government and SPLM-N al-Hilu received invitations from the African mediation to resume talks on a cessation of hostilities agreement from 1 to 2 February in Addis Ababa.
The SPLM-N (...)

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Machar interested in power, not SPLM reunification: Kiir

January 22, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has said former vice-president-turned rebel leader, Riek Machar is only interested in power, not processes to reunify various factions of the ruling party (SPLM).
Kiir made the remarks at a meeting with the chairperson of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa. “You know very well we accepted the role and ANC leadership particularly yourself played in reunification process. You remember coming here (...)

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Sudan and SPLM-N al-Hilu to negotiate peace deal in February: IGAD

January 11, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ambassador to Sudan announced Thursday the resumption of peace talks between the government and the Sudan Liberation Movement-North Abdel Aziz al-Hilu (SPLM-N al-Hilu) next February.
Lissane Yohannes, met with Sudanese presidential aide Ibrahim Mahmoud to discuss ways to re-energize peace talks to end the six-year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states which are brokered by the African Union (...)

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SPLM (IG) and (FDS) Cairo Declaration and its regional ramifications

by Ambassador Emmanuel Aban Ajawin
On the 16th November 2017, Cairo witnessed the signing of an agreement between two factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, in the government (SPLM- IG) and SPLM Former Detainees (FDs), which became known as the Cairo Declaration. This declaration, unlike previous declarations/agreements inked by the fractured SPLM factions in their quest for elusive unity, presents a significant strategic shift in Egypt's approach towards issues of peace and (...)

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S. Sudan’s ruling party factions in government commit to ceasefire accord

December 16, 2017 (JUBA) - Three factions of South Sudan's ruling party (SPLM) in the coalition government have signed a new deal recommitting themselves to ceasefire, saying reunification of the party is key to the resolution of the current crisis.
The country's foreign affairs minister, Deng Alor Kuol, defense minister, Kuol Manyang and petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth signed the deal.
The group, documents Sudan Tribune obtained showed, recommitted themselves to cessation of (...)

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SPLM reunification separate from peace revitalization: official

December 4, 2017 (JUBA) – A senior members of South Sudan's ruling party (SPLM), which now split into three different factions, has clarified that the reunification process is a separate initiative from the revitalization of the peace accord mediated by regional leaders.
Daniel Awet Akot, who advises President Salva Kiir on military related matters, said revitalization forum would involve all armed and non-armed opposition groups in the country to chat the way forward to end the war, while (...)

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SPLM-IO rejects Cairo deal, reiterates calls to end Machar confinement in S. Africa

November 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The SPLM-In Opposition led by the former First Vice President Riek Machar Friday denounced the recent SPLM reunification agreement signed in Cairo and called to end the confinement of its leader in South Africa.
Based on Arusha deal of 2015 for the reunification of historical SPLM to serve as vector to end the four year conflict, the faction of Former Political Detainees (FDs) has finally accepted to join the two ruling factions led by President Salva Kiir and (...)

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South Sudan’s SPLM reunification deal in Egypt excludes Machar: official

November 17, 2017 (JUBA) - The new reunification deal of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) factions in Egypt, excludes the group of the former First Vice President Riek Machar, said a South Sudanese official on Friday.
Nhial Deng Nhial, Senior Presidential Adviser and Special Envoy told reporters on arrival from Egyptians capital to South Sudan's capital, Juba, that the new deal does not recognize Machar as leader of the SPLM-IO faction but accept his participation in the (...)

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S. Sudan’s ruling party factions sign unification deal in Cairo

November 16, 2017 (CAIRO) – Rival factions of South Sudan's ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) have signed a unification agreement to rebuild trust and confidence among them.
The deal, dubbed the “Declaration of Unification”, was signed on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt under the auspices of the Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni Kaguta.
The declaration signed, Ahram Online reported, is an important step in supporting peace and ending the (...)

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Loss of vision in SPLM caused civil war, says Dinka elder

September 20, 2017 (JUBA) - A Dinka elder has linked the South Sudanese conflict to the “loss of vision without substitute”, stressing that the movement was founded on socialist principles with the view to liberating the masses from the yolk of repression, but ended up repeating the same things it had rejected.
“Historically, the SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] was founded on socialist principles of liberation and revolution, an ideological pattern on which Africa conceived and (...)

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Rival factions undermining S. Sudan peace efforts: SPLM-IO

September 9, 2017 (JUBA) – A member of South Sudan's armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has decried the ongoing rivalry among the country's various ruling party factions, saying it was giving the Juba government an advantage to continue remaining in power.
The armed opposition's deputy spokesman, Lam Paul Gabriel on Saturday claimed the National Salvation Front (NAS) forces loyal to Gen. Thomas Cirilo have been attacking their forces instead of working together to achieve aims for which they (...)

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South Sudan’s SPLM re-unification group deadlocked over working venue

September 3, 2017 (JUBA)- The working group comprising members of the three factions of South Sudan's ruling party (SPLM) has been unable to come together and work from one location since the committee was formed, grounding the efforts of the reunification initiative being sponsored by the Ugandan leader, Yoweri Museveni.
The acting Secretary General of the SPLM faction loyal to President Salva Kiir, Jemma Nunu Kumba said the group had not made any progress because of the differences within (...)

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