Govt delegation, hold group sign Declaration of Principles in Naivasha

Government delegation led by Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin | Courtesy Photo

South Sudan’s delegation and holdout groups have signed Declaration of Principles in Naivasha, Kenya.

In a statement issued this evening, the Parties renewed their commitment to ending hostilities and embracing peace for the sake of suffering people in the country.

They also agreed to investigate and find the root causes of the conflict and achieve lasting peace in South Sudan.

For his part, government negotiator Barnaba Marial Benjamin stressed the importance of peaceful dialogue and said that the signing of the Declaration of Principles is a big step towards achieving peace and stability.

Real SPLM leader, Pagan Amum praised the breakthrough made by the parties and said these steps will definitely lead to lasting peace in the country.

Paul Malong Awan, Chairman of the South Sudan United Front underscored
that what is important now is for leaders to learn to put the people’s interests above all considerations.

Opposition leader Besigye upset as S. Sudan stun Uganda 1-0 in Nairobi

Nov 16, 2020 (Thessherald)–Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has described today’s match between Uganda and South Sudan as “upsetting” and stressed the need to strengthen the defense team.

“The Uganda Cranes 0:1 loss to South Sudan Bright Stars was a big upset. Especially shows need to strengthen the teams defence,” said Uganda’s prominent opposition figure in a brief statement on social media.

Besigye, who has lost a number of disputed elections against long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, blames the Cranes for their recent loss to South Sudan.

On Monday, the Bight Stars won 1-0 against the Cranes in a Group B qualifier of the Africa Cup of Nations at Nyayo Stadium in the capital, Nairobi.