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Kiir holds strategy to end Sudan war

By Mamer Abraham

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has a strategy of restoring peace in neighboring Sudan which he intends to unveil a United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

The President traveled, on Sunday, to New York, where he intends to unveil the layouts of bringing Sudan war to an end and also cultivate peace at home.

Impeccable source at the President’s office intimated that Salva Kiir will share his anti-war formula with delegates at UN assembly.

“The president is expected to talk on how to end the war in Sudan and the implementation of the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan,” the source stated.

Our information corroborated with that of Presidential Affairs Minister, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

“The president will brief the assembly about his role in the resolution of the conflict in Sudan and the role South Sudan is playing to restore peace and stability in the region,” Dr. Marial alluded.

He added that President Kiir will also address the UN General Assembly on the status of implementation of peace agreement and the steps the country is undertaking to prepare for 2024 general elections.

Impacts on South Sudan

The war in Sudan started on April 15, 2023, between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) commanded by General Andel-Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commanded by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, but up to now has not reached its climax as civilians are exposed to a humanitarian crisis.

Many Sudanese and South Sudanese returnees from Sudan are sheltering in South Sudan, therefore leading to an outstretched resource gap. Therefore, ending the conflict in Sudan is equally important for successful development, peace, and stability in South Sudan.

Last month, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed for funding of $1 billion to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Sudan in the countries hosting Sudanese.

President Kiir and Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto also vowed to join efforts to end the Sudanese conflict.

Make use of Kiir’s presence.

The executive director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), Edmund Yakani, urged the UN Security Council to take advantage of Kiir’s promise to fulfill the conditions for general elections in December 2024 as well as the completion of the pending tasks of the agreement.

Yakani further cited lack of trust and confidence was the reason for laxity in the implementation of the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan.


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