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16 May 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- According to preliminary reports filed by the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Team-MVT on ground, fighting has been going on in Malakal since yesterday evening. Shilluk militia forces of General Johnson Olony joined by forces from the SPLM/ SPLA –IO, attacked areas held by Government forces in and around Malakal.

The IGAD Mediation is deeply frustrated by the spread of violence to Upper Nile and strongly condemns this serious violation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) by SPLM/SPLA-IO and its allied forces and urges the warring Parties to immediately end the killings and all hostilities ravaging the country.

The IGAD Special Envoys again urge the warring Parties to adhere to the commitment they made in the eyes of their people and the international community, and resort to peaceful way of ending the crisis without further delay. ##

Events

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

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Monitoring and Verification Mechanism

The IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism for South Sudan, headquartered in Juba, was set up shortly after the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and SPLM/A – IO on 23 January 2014. Its mission is to support the mediation process by monitoring, investigating and reporting the two Parties’ compliance with the Agreement.

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