April 5, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – An advance team of politburo members from South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) convened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday ahead of a leadership review and self-assessment forum.
- SPLM political bureau members at a meeting (splmtoday)
The forum, initiated within the framework of the IGAD-led peace process for South Sudan, is expected to run concurrently and provide critical contribution to the ongoing broader political dialogue towards national reconciliation and healing.
Also graced by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, the SPLM meeting prepared ground for the party’s leadership review and self-assessment.
“The advance team meeting will develop the agenda, modalities and time frame for the Forum, which will address underlying causes of the current crisis in South Sudan,” IGAD said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.
The intra-party forum is facilitated by representatives from the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the African National Congress (ANC) in light of their relevant experiences in dealing with South Sudan’s ruling party crisis.