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NEGOTIATED AND REVISED VERSION OF THE FINAL PEACE AGREEMENT ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN. THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED ON 17th AUGUST 2015, IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA BY:


- DR. RIEK MACHAR TENY, CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED OPPOSITION;

- HON. PAGAN AMUM OKIECH, REPRESENTING THE FORMER DETAINEES;


OTHER SOUTH SUDANESE STAKEHOLDERS. THE GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO SIGN ON THE AGREEMENT IT WITHIN 15 DAYS.

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Addis Ababa, August 7, 2015: The members of IGAD PLUS express their collective commitment to the inclusivity of the South Sudan peace process. In this regard, we express our concern that invited representatives of South Sudanese political parties have reportedly been prevented from traveling to Addis Ababa to participate in the IGAD PLUS peace process, which resumed yesterday. We call on the Government of South Sudan to immediately allow these and all invited representatives to travel and participate fully. We appreciate their cooperation in this regard.

Members of IGAD PLUS

Representatives of IGAD (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda)

Representatives of AU 5 (Algeria, Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa)

The African Union Commission

The People’s Republic of China

The European Union

The Co-Chair of IGAD Partners Forum 

The Kingdom of Norway

United Kingdom

United States of America

The United Nations

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For further information, please contact:

Mr. Hailemichael Gebreselasie | Communications Officer | Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: +251.924.909.948

For updates, please visit http://southsudan.igad.int 

 

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8 July 2015, Addis Ababa: The IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan would like to wish the people of South Sudan a happy anniversary on the 4th Independence Day of their beloved country, the Republic of South Sudan.

This day, 9th July, means a lot for the people of South Sudan since it is the day that their country was born and joined the community of nations. For every nation, independence anniversary is a time to celebrate freedom, take stock of the present, and project the hope and aspiration of the people for the future.

Unfortunately, for the people of the Republic of South Sudan, they are forced to celebrate their independence anniversary amidst a protracted conflict that dashed the gains of the country’s independence for the last 18 months. This senseless war, has shattered their recovering economy, resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, displaced over a million and left many more at the risk of war-induced hunger. Staggering accounts of atrocities from the conflict areas indicate that the war in South Sudan has reached a new level, whose intensity is threatening to tear the new nation apart and careen it on a trajectory to further destruction and misery.

We—the brothers and sisters, neighbors, and friends of the people of South Sudan— have never lost sight of the grief and despair of the people of South Sudan. Yet, even when we are committed to help end the carnage and close the chapter of their suffering in South Sudan, we remain alarmed about the continuation of the killings of more innocent civilians because the warring Parties failed to adhere to their several commitments.

On this day of their independence, we urge the leaders of South Sudan to evaluate the past 18 months and demonstrate leadership by making the difficult choices necessary to return the country to peace. Peace is NOT out of their reach and the people deserve better on this momentous day. We, on behalf of the IGAD-Plus Mediation, therefore, strongly urge the leaders to take the peaceful route over violence, and demonstrate to the people of South Sudan and the world, that they are not only heroes of liberation, but also heroes to lead the people of South Sudan to peace and harmony, rather than division, mayhem and devastation. The leaders stay in power for any day should only give them a meaning if they can lead the people of South Sudan towards lasting peace, good governance and prosperity.

As we are about to finalize a negotiated peace deal, the people of South Sudan and the entire world are expecting the political leaders of South Sudan to make the right choices; silence the guns and expeditiously sign the Peace Agreement. Continued defiance, disregard for the appeal of the people of South Sudan, the region and the entire world shall no more be left without consequences: everyone’s patience is running out.

At this critical juncture, we, the Special Envoys of IGAD, also call upon the region, members of the IGAD-Plus Mediation, and the international community to stand in unison towards the conclusion of peace negotiations and also embark on assisting South Sudan in post-conflict recovery, rehabilitation and development. ## End

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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