South Sudan’s Machar seeks delay to unity government


Opposition seeks six-month delay saying President Kiir not pushing through peace deal, casting shadow on peace efforts.

South Sudan’s government is failing to push through a peace deal, the country’s main opposition has said, calling for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration.

The spokesman for former rebel leader Riek Machar said he did not believe he would be able to join a unity government on November 12 – a deadline agreed in September after months of talks, broken ceasefires and pressure from the United Nations, the United States and regional powers.

“It’s not rocket science that the government in Juba lacks political will to implement the peace deal,” Puok Both Buluang, Machar’s spokesman, said.

Buluang called on the government to release funds it had agreed to spend on rolling out the accord. The extra six months would “give room” for resolving issues, he added…readmore

Source: Aljazeera


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