Juba, 27th April 2018. Members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development or IGAD are divided over the ongoing South Sudan peace talks, says Coordinator for Parliamentary Liaison office in Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference or SCBC.
According to Isaac Kenyi Kungur, IGAD is showing weakness and disunity due to the fact that they cannot set a fix date for the next phase of the peace negotiations.
He doubts how the divided IGAD countries can help South Sudan attain lasting peace.
The activist calls on the warring parties stop killing and respect ceasefire in the for discussions to continue in good faith to achieve durable tranquility in the country.
The government, opposition groups, civil society organizations and faith-based delegates are expected to go for the third phase of peace talks on May 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
International Crisis Group reported that the current phase of the South Sudan war has claimed more than 100 thousand lives.
According to the UN over two million South Sudanese became refugees in the neighboring countries and another 1.9 million remains internally displaced.
The UN added that the war has also caused one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.