South Sudan warring parties fail to reach peace deal

Xinhua

March 6,2015

ADDIS ABABA, South Sudan’s government and rebels failed to strike a peace deal after days of talks in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, mediators said Friday.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in a statement that he regretted “the talks did not produce the necessary breakthrough.”

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development has been mediating the South Sudan peace negotiations to end the more than one year conflict in the world’s newest nation.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former vice, Riek Machar, signed the latest agreement on Feb. 1, 2015 to conclude the negotiations by March 5, and towards establishing a transitional government no later than July 9 of this year.

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