Home | News    Tuesday 17 June 2014

AUPSC condemns violation of South Sudan’s ceasefire deal

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 16, 2014 (JUBA) - The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) has strongly condemned what it described as the continued and flagrant violations of the cessation of hostilities agreements as well as the widespread atrocities and abuses reportedly committed by South Sudan’s warring parties on innocent civilians.

JPEG - 32.6 kb
A general view of a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (Photo courtesy of the African Union)

The AUPSC, in a communique issued Monday, reiterated its concern over the dire humanitarian situation prevailing in the new nation, citing failure of warring parties to live up to their commitments

The Council "Expresses its deep concern that, in spite of the commitments made by the Parties, both the Government and the SPLM/A in opposition have failed to meaningfully move forward the peace process and bring an end to the senseless killing of innocent civilians".

In a statement released Monday, the rebels claimed that their fighters led by Maj. Gen. Gabriel Tangiye captured two tanks and 7 vehicles, two of which were mounted with two heavy artillery pieces at Guom village 24km north of Nasir in Upper Nile state.

The military spokesperson of the rebel SPLM-in opposition, Lul Ruai Koang, said the military equipment were “abandoned” by government troops “deserting defensive positions”.

“Insiders say the latest wave of desertions were prompted by salaries delays, lack of reinforcements, and food rations,” he added.

The AUPSC, however, demanded that the warring parties immediately stop fighting, fully implement their commitments and display the required political will to advance the political process.

"In this respect, Council welcomes the communiqué adopted by the 26th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the situation in South Sudan, held in Addis Ababa on 10 June 2014", stressed the Council’s statement.

The "Council reiterates its readiness, upon recommendation by IGAD, to immediately take targeted sanctions and other measures against any party that continues to undermine the search for a solution to the conflict and fails to honor its commitments".

It further emphasised the need for the peace process to be inclusive in order to facilitate a lasting solution to the crisis, stressing the need for all the parties to refrain from any action that may undermine the search for inclusivity.

DELAYED TALKS

The second round of South Sudan’s peace talks between the government and the opposition, initially scheduled for Monday in the Ethiopian capital, has been postponed after the warring parties reportedly raised separate demands.

Last month, the first round of talks saw both president Kiir and rebel leader Machar sign an agreement, which shed a greener light on possibly ending nearly six-months of conflict on the country.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan, a year after peace agreement 2016-08-20 21:39:17 By Beny Gideon Mabor “Our detractors have already written us off, even before the proclamation of our independence. They say we will slip into civil war as soon as our flag is hoisted. They (...)

Sudan Crisis: Who would be accountable for? 2016-08-18 09:11:56 A case sufficiently exposed, squarely tabled but evasively torpedoed with ulterior motives By Trayo Ahmed Ali As Sudan National Dialogue "roadmap" (proposed by the AUHIP Panel) was signed in (...)

U.S. demands release of Darfuris arrested after meeting with Special Envoy Booth 2016-08-14 10:04:37 by Eric Reeves | August 13, 2016 Darfuris arrested for meeting with U.S. special envoy for the Sudan Donald Booth—all of them civil society representatives of displaced persons in Darfur—are (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)

South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)

Open Letter to President Salva Kiir and 1st Vice President Dr. Riek Machar 2016-04-18 12:36:12 South Sudan Women United April 15, 2016 Your Excellencies: South Sudan Women United writes to congratulate you both on the steps you are taking towards ending violence in South Sudan and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.