17th October 2019
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Kerry on South Sudan crisis

Author : Nichola Mandil | Published: 4 years ago

The U.S Government has announced today that it is putting five million dollars into efforts to develop justice and accountability system for what is happening in South Sudan.

This announcement was made by U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry in an exclusive interview with Eye Radio in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi this evening.

Mr. Kerry says the Obama Administration wants to bring the conflict in South Sudan to an end by all means possible.

“In very practical terms, I announce today that we are putting five million dollars into the effort to develop a justice and accountability system for what is happening in South Sudan,” said Kerry.

“We believe that the terrible atrocious things that are happening to people, the rapes, the killings, the disappearances the level of violence is really you know questionably a violation of the law of warfare.”

Mr. Kerry also urged President Salva Kiir and leader of the SPLM-SPLA In Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar, to urgently sign an agreement and end the conflict in South Sudan.

“The leaders – Salva Kiir, the President and Riek Machar who is fighting the incumbent government need to come to their senses,” he stated. “They need to sign an agreement that is real and they need to stop allowing the people to be the victims of their power struggle.”

Mr. Kerry says the US and all the Troika-member countries will help the IGAD bring lasting peace to South Sudan.

Secretary Kerry is touring Africa. He arrived in Nairobi yesterday. This morning he met with the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and the leader of the Opposition, Raila Odinga.

Kerry will fly to Djibouti tomorrow morning for the last leg of his Africa tour.

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