Why president Kiir declined to sign Addis peace deal
Tuesday August 18 2015
South Sudan President Salva Kiir looks on as representatives from various Igad member states sign the Peace Agreement at the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The government side declined to sign the agreement. PHOTO | PSCU
President Kiir refused to endorse a deal backed by IGAD and the troika – the US, the UK and Norway – saying he needed 15 days for consultations as Mr Machar put pen to paper, gaining some mileage as a pro-peace leader.
However, President Kiir had earlier appeared to suggest that he was going to Addis Ababa against his will for fear of being branded anti-peace.