Friday, Oct 19, 2018

IGAD South Sudan

IGAD-led Mediation Process for South Sudan

The Council of Ministers of IGAD (Council of Ministers) have received reports from Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) that there have been violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation and Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH) since its entry into force on 24 December 2017. CTSAMM has also submitted two very disturbing reports about the issues of Sexual and Gender Base Violence (SGBV) and Child Soldiers, which were the result of long-term investigations.

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The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ambassador Ismail Wais, refuted as misleading and irresponsible allegations that appeared in the press release by Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, Deputy Military Spokesperson of the SPLM-IO on 15/01/2018 that IGAD and TROIKA are responsible for violations of CoH in Bieh State. The Special Envoy asked the party responsible for this press release to withdraw the statement and not to indulge in such act in the future as it is unfounded and diverts the attention of the public from the core issues of attainment of peace and security in South Sudan.

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Addis Ababa, December 29th 2017― The Chairperson of IGAD Council of Ministers expresses his deep concern and disappointment over the violations of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access signed in Addis Ababa on the 21st of December, 2017 by the Parties to the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

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The High Level Revitalization Forum was launched on December 18, 2017 by H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, in the presence of H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission and H.E Festus Gontebanye Mogae, Chairperson of JMEC.

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Events

Event name: IGAD Summit of Heads of States on the Situation in South Sudan
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: August 25, 2014