At least 15 killed in clashes between rebels and soldiers in South Sudan

There are at least 15 people dead This Thursday after clashes between rebels and soldiers in South Sudan, as reported by an official. Military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang confirmed that the insurgent South Sudan People’s Movement (SSPM/A) launched an attack in the oil-rich Union state on Thursday morning.

South Sudan has a unity government that was launched after the deal was accomplished. Peace agreement signed in 2018 By President Salva Kiir and the main rebel leader and now first vice president Riek Machar. Among the main points pending is the consolidation of security forces. The Presidency of South Sudan announced in January 2020 that the parties to the peace agreement had agreed. extend the transition period once againthis time until 2023, to include the implementation of the pact articles, to speed up the process amid international demands.

Washington said it no longer wanted to support the peace process in South Sudan due to the lack of effort by political leaders. The United States plans to continue supporting the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMiSS) and provide $1 billion in humanitarian and development assistance to the country.

Source: Informacion

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