More rebels emerge as Igad dithers over South Sudan
Saturday December 2 2017
Members of the rebel group in Thonyor, in Leer County, South Sudan on April 11, 2017. Since fresh fighting broke out in Juba in July 2016, there are about 11 rebel factions. PHOTO | AFP
Experts on South Sudan say that this is an indication that the August 2015 peace agreement signed by the three groups—President Salva Kiir, rebel leader Dr Riek Machar and former detainees — did not take into consideration many other grievances in the country that are now coming to the fore.
Former Botswana president Festus Mogae warned that while some of the group were not given an opportunity in the peace agreement, others are criminals taking advantage of the political instability in the country.