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IGAD Summit to focus on South Sudan Conflict

The South Sudan Map of Conflict. (Illustration: Courtesy)

The 29th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been postponed to this Saturday.

The summit, which was to take place on Thursday will try to address lasting solutions to the conflict-ravaged South Sudan and will be attended by Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Omar Bashir of Sudan, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Salva Kiir of South Sudan the later who is locked in political conflict with his former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will rapporteur the IGAD Summit, which will explore ways of finding peace and security to South Sudan.

The Summit will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa and will be attended by foreign representatives and observers from various institutions including the UN.

No details have been given over the postponement of the Summit.

However, the unresolved issues on the South Sudan agenda include demands by some of the protagonists for a structured transitional government of national unity with a pre-determined ratio of power sharing.

The other issues causing conflict between the two sides include adequate and mutually agreeable political reforms ahead of the all-inclusive elections scheduled for May this year.

The two sides to the conflict are also yet to agree on the restructuring of the security arrangements considering that each side of the protagonists has its own armed security forces.

They are also yet to work on a method to harmonize security forces from the two sides, neither are they yet to agree on how the massive humanitarian crisis unfoldng in the country will be handled.

There are also international concerns that the two sides are yet to embrace calls for total cessation of hostilities.

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