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Reconvene talks, form interim gov’t, Kiir, Riek told

Author : Hellen Achayo | Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission is urging the warring parties in South Sudan to ‘reconvene the political talks’.

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the two parties need to resume the talks to establish an interim government.

“She stresses the urgency of reconvening the political talks so as to facilitate the early establishment of the transitional Government as per the 9 May and 10 June 2014 Agreements and a lasting solution to the conflict,” read a statement from the AU.

Last month, President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar agreed to form a transitional government within six days.

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini also condemned the renewed fighting between the government and the SPLA in-Opposition forces in Nassir Town on Sunday.

“The attack is all the more reprehensible as it took place against the background of renewed efforts by the IGAD, with the support of the AU, the UN and other members of the international community, to move forward the peace process.”

She says the attack is a violation of the Ceasefire Agreement, which the parties signed two months ago.

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