Riek decries lack of new initiative on peace deal
Obaj Shago | October 13, 2016 | 2:15 pm 
First Vice President also the leader of the Sudan people's Liberation
Movement in opposition., Dr. Riek Machar. Photo Credit:
File Photo: Former First Vice President cum the leader of the Sudan
people's Liberation Movement in opposition., Dr Riek Machar. Photo
Credit: telegraph.co.uk

Former First Vice President Dr Riek Machar says regional bodies and
the United Nations are failing to rescue the South Sudan peace

Dr. Riek Machar says there is no any initiative from the UN and the
African Union on how to fully implement the agreement, which he says
collapsed in July.

Dr. Riek spoke to the media at Khartoum airport while leaving for
South Africa yesterday.

“We did not see that there is an initiative from the region or the
United Nations or the African Union to rescue the agreement. From our
side the agreement has collapsed, from or part the government of
national unity has collapsed since July events, we do not want
violence,” he said.

Dr. Riek fled Juba in July after his forces fought with those of
President Kiir at statehouse, J1.

He was later replaced by his former chief negotiator, Taban Deng Gai,
who pledged to work with President Salva Kiir on the implementation of
the agreement.

Last month, Dr Riek said his group would make a pro-longed armed
resistance against what he calls a violation of the agreement.

South African President Jacob Zuma has now joined other world leaders,
including from the UN, urging Dr Riek to reverse his call for

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