Fresh divisions stalk make or break Juba peace talks
Saturday March 15 2014
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and his South Sudan counterpart President Salva Kiir hold a press briefing late February at State House in Juba on the crisis in the country. Photo/PSCU
The EastAfrican has learnt that mediators of Igad have convinced some of the Troika countries — the US, UK and Norway — that their initial preference of an interim government could breed more conflict, and are now fine-tuning a plan to work with President Kiir to initiate political reforms.
The peace roadmap contains, among other things, proposed reform of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) structures and management style, a review of the constitution and modalities for the scheduled April 2015 elections, with clear times lines on when they are supposed to be realised.