Press "Enter" to skip to content

Leaders urged to meet 100-day deadline


The European Union has urged the peace parties to resolve all the contentious issues before establishment of the unity government next month.

The September 2018 revitalized peace agreement provides for setting up of government of national unity.

However, its formation has been postponed twice due to unimplemented provisions – a determination of the number and boundaries of states and security arrangements.

It was initially to be formed in May 2019, but it was pushed to November the same year to allow for implementation of the aforementioned issues.

Before the 12 November 2019 deadline, leaders began to speak the language of war, prompting the international community to ask for another extension – for 100 days.

As of now, just about 30 days to the formation of the government, observers say the outstanding issues remain unresolved – soldiers have not been fully trained, unified and deployed and discussions on the number of states and boundaries have hit a deadlock.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Ultimate Safaris

“The EU calls upon all parties to urgently tackle the outstanding issues that should be resolved before the formation of the new government, as agreed by the parties in the peace agreement,” partly reads a Declaration by the High Representative, Josep Borrell, on behalf of the EU on South Sudan.

“This includes finding a compromise solution on the number and boundaries of states as well as making substantial progress in the security arrangements, particularly in full participation of all forces including all government forces in the process and in agreeing a new unified chain of command.”

In December 2019, the Trump administration threatened to impose more individual sanctions against the main leaders of the peace parties should they fail to implement the peace deal which is expected to end the suffering of the common citizens.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  These are the things we’ve learnt since Coronavirus started

The conflict, which was triggered by power wrangles among the liberators has cost nearly 400,000 lives, weakened the economy and destroyed properties, according to reports.

“We’re not prepared to continue to hear arguments for why more time must be given. We think it’s past time, frankly, for the leadership to sit together and begin to find ways to move this country forward,” Bryan Hunt, the State Department’s office director for Sudan and South Sudan, told the media at the US Institute of Peace in October.

The post Leaders urged to meet 100-day deadline appeared first on Eye Radio.

Continue reading at Eye Radio

As reported by Eye Radio. Enjoyed this news story? Read more South Sudan news features on Eye Radio.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Coronavirus victims to be buried by gov’t, not families

Credits : Eye Radio ( → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW

Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan

Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.

The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.

Read related stories with similar tags below:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply