Opposition In Support of South Sudan Peace Deal

The government and opposition are closing ranks, after a group that opposed monitoring and verification mechanisms, agreed to a ceasefire. The Community of Sant' Egidio, based in Rome, initiated talks in 2020 to incorporate the holdout groups into the September 2018 peace agreement, but progress has been slowed by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The groups led by former Chief of General Staff General Paul Malong and former SPLM Secretary-General Pagan Amum, have agreed to join the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.

The latest agreement however excludes the larger National Salvation Front (NAS) group, led by General Thomas Cirillo, who expelled Malong and Amum from the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA), for holding separate talks with President Salva Kiir.

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    East African, 26 July 2021

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Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

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