South Sudan's Kiir vows to honour peace deal army funding

Fri Nov 8th, 2019 - Nationwide

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir addresses the nation about the extension of the pre-transitional period for 100 days after meeting with the opposition leader Riak Machar in Kampala yesterday for talks on South Sudan’s proposed unity government at Juba international airport, in Juba, South Sudan, on November 8, 2019. (Photo by Peter LOUIS / AFP)

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday said a new delay to set up a power-sharing government was “endurable” as he vowed to honour a peace deal funding pledge for a unified army.

Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar, whose fallout in 2013 sparked a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, were granted an extension of 100 days to form a power-sharing government on Thursday, in the latest modification to the truce they signed in September 2018.

“The 100 days extension is endurable if that will stop the return of South Sudan to war,” Kiir said in an address to the country, calling on all parties to be “patient”.




source: Guardian