Alleastafrica
LATEST NEWS SOUTH SUDAN SUDAN

New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

JUBA,— Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.

The talks were meant to resume next week in neighboring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought an end to South Sudan’s civil war, now well into its fifth year.

A statement by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission says the regional bloc will announce the new dates for the talks “in due course.′

“The gap between positions of the parties seems to be still quite wide,” says a Western diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn’t authorized to speak to the media. She says tentative dates for the next round of talks are May 2-6.

nternational frustration is rising with the lack of progress in ending the conflict.

Related posts

South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines

Newsroom

Kenya: Top court upholds election of MPs Bowen, Annie Wanjiku

Newsroom

Angry protestors attack foreign firms in Ethiopia

NewsDesk

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More