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Museveni witnesses conclusive peace agreement between South Sudan and Riak Machar

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President Yoweri Museveni has witnessed signing of conclusive agreement on peace, security and governance between the government of war-ravaged South Sudan and the country’s main rebel group led by Riak Machar.

The signing of the final pact follows a number of meeting held in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, paving way to end South Sudanese civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people as millions escaped to neighboring countries.

According to the agreement, Machar will act as the first vice president, the current vice president will act as the second vice president, the third one will be a woman from opposition and the fourth will be appointed from the general public.

Speaking at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum, Sudan, Museveni implored Leaders to focus on working for the fulfillment of their people’s interests like peace, health, education and creating conducive environment to do business.

“As a guarantor to the agreement, it is my hope that this is the last pact we are signing and that the respective parties are serious and they don’t use the ceasefire as a tactical instrument of preparing for war,” he said.

Museveni said peace effort is like Christian Trinity, involving the three levels of internal players, regional players and the international players. You can’t forget the regional players.

“Even as we sign this agreement, we must reflect deeply on whether it was a just war. We are congratulating ourselves over many dead bodies in South Sudan over the last four years. All the actors in this war must ask whether it was a just war,” He noted.

Sudanese civil war broke out in 2013 between government army of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) after the sacking of Riak Machar.

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