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Visiting Obama asked to pressure leaders to end the conflict

Author : | Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A South Sudanese civil society group has called on President Barack Obama to use his visit to Kenya to pressure the warring parties to end the conflict.

Mr. Obama is expected in Nairobi on Friday.

The Executive director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, CEPO, Edmond Yakani, says President Barrack Obama’s visit comes at right time, as the next round of the peace talk s begin.

He told Eye Radio this morning that the group also wants the report by the AU Commission of Inquiry, on the atrocities committed by the warring parties to be published, before the signing of the peace deal.

“In our statement as civil society organizations, we expect Obama to come out and instruct our political leaders to stop the war,” Mr Yakani said.

“Secondly, he should contribute positively to the success of the next round of peace talks because back during the CPA, Bush played a very big role in bringing the peace.

“Thirdly, we want to hear Obama’s opinion on justice and accountability and he should really stand firm to bring those who committed atrocities to books”

He urged the general public to support the release of the AU Report. He said this will prevent an outbreak of violence in future.

“The AU report must be published. Some people misunderstand this report that if released, it’d mean taking people to court,” he added.

Obama is expected to also visit the Ethiopian, to meet the African Union leaders, and to address the issue of South Sudan.

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