IGAD imposed travel restrictions on Machar soon after war erupted again in the nation’s capital Juba in July 2016. There is no other way. JUBA, South Sudan (AFP) – South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday, September 9 for the first time in a year to meet his rival, President Salva Kiir, and try salvage a stalled peace agreement. Inside Machar-Kiir Meeting at Juba State house. Riek Machar doit venir à Juba pour prendre ses fonctions de vice-président. SPLA-IO Chief of Staff, 1st Lieutenant General Simon Gatwech Dual, has in an exclusive with Radio Tamazuj said that his boss, First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, is a prisoner in Juba … He added that opening the border between the two countries will boost trade, in addition to strengthening and diversifying the economies of both countries. Africanews (in English) Follow. He appointed his deputy in a lesser ministry and appointed junior members in the movement in high ministerial positions. Machar was in Juba for two weeks where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders. Opposition Leader Dr. Riek Machar has arrived in Juba. South Sudan rebel leader and former vice president, Riek Machar, has … Dr. Riek Machar 's speech at South Sudan Peace Celebration in Juba While in Juba, Dr. Machar will hold meetings with his members and government officials, regarding the number and boundaries of states. JUBA – Opposition leader Riek Machar has been reportedly told to stay in Juba by the IGAD until February which is a deadline the revitalized transitional government is expected to be formed. Kiir, Machar and Hemedti in a meeting in Juba on Wednesday. South Sudanese are now waiting to see whether they will match their words with action,” said Jervasio Okot, a South Sudan political analyst living in Kenya. Kiir has not been seen with Machar since a meeting … A billboard in Juba featuring South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (left) and rebel leader Riek Machar (right) on April 14, 2016 [Photo by AFP & Getty Images] JUBA – South Sudan presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that a general conference of the Upper Nile state communities will be convened in Juba to deliberate on the appointment of the governor of the … Under the terms of the 2018 peace deal, the parties are to create a unified army to reduce the chances of fighting again and agree on the number of states and their boundaries. The week-long trade expo will run until Jan. 15. Image caption Mr Machar spoke on television following renewed clashes in Juba . The opposition argues that the constitution and the 2015 peace deal are explicit that South Sudan comprises only 10 states. The arrival in Juba on Monday 9 September, 2019 of Dr. Riek Machar at the head of 69-man delegation, and his meeting with President Salva Kiir did nothing either to break the ice, as observers of the situation expected, or add any value to the work of his Advance Team. In Juba, Machar and Hemedti were chauffeured to State House for a meeting with President Salva Kiir. JUBA – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has denied in a communique this afternoon that it is behind the detention of First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, saying there are no any restrictions against Machar from the regional bloc. Watch fullscreen. The Battle of Juba of 2016 was a series of clashes in South Sudan capital of Juba between rival factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar respectively. Machar was later reappointed as Vice-President in April 2016. JUBA, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar on Wednesday called for the start of the healing and reconciliation process in order to unite people to support the parties to conclude pending tasks in the peace process. South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba this afternoon and is due to meet President Salva Kiir on Tuesday in a bid to resolve the outstanding issues. Juba, South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Eye Radio in Juba is reporting that Dr Riek Machar has flown in for long overdue talks for his permanent return to the country. Machar's spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel confirmed that the former vice-president will return to Juba for the first time since he fled two years ago under a hail of gunfire when an earlier peace deal c The arrival in Juba on Monday 9 September, 2019 of Dr. Riek Machar at the head of 69-man delegation, and his meeting with President Salva Kiir did nothing either to break the ice, as observers of the situation expected, or add any value to the work of his Advance Team. The IGAD special envoy for South Sudan, Ismail Wais said President Salva Kiir was ready to meet with opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba. The waiting game continues for South Sudan. Deep humanitarian crisis . Machar's spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel confirmed that the former vice-president will return to Juba for the first time since he fled two years ago under a hail of gunfire when an earlier peace deal c. Search. South Sudan’s First Vice-president, Dr. Riek Machar Teny (left) meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) in Juba on Saturday [Photo by the Egyptian presidency] JUBA – South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, and the visiting Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, have on Saturday met and discussed the implementation of the country’s … Photographer: Michael O’Hagan/AFP via Getty Images, Opposition 'shocked' by Mabuza's proposal. SPLM-IO Leader Dr. Riek Machar will arrive in Juba on Tuesday to continue discussing with President Salva Kiir some of the pending issues in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, according to the main opposition group’s deputy spokesperson. South Sudan, … Hottest Videos. Why has he not visited areas under his control? Machar had been under house arrest in South Africa. (NEWSCOM/SIPA) South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrives in Juba accompanied by Sudanese paramilitary commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. But in 2015 President Salva Kiir unilaterally increased the number to 28 and then later 32. "While Sudan and South Sudan are embarking on a peaceful path, it is important to bring along sustainable development through investment and economic activities," he said. En exil depuis plus d’un an, l’ex-vice-président du Soudan du Sud, Riek Machar, est, depuis hier 9 septembre 2019, de retour au bercail. South Sudan unrest: ceasefire holding as VP Machar takes forces out of Juba. We want borders to open as soon as possible, we want all 10 border points be it road, rail or river transport to open," he said. SPLA-IO Chief of Staff, 1st Lieutenant General Simon Gatwech Dual, has in an exclusive with Radio Tamazuj said that his boss, First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar, is a prisoner in Juba and cannot even visit his troops and areas under his control. South Sudan’s main opposition leader Riek Machar will arrive in the country’s capital Juba on Saturday, his opposition group said on Friday. "We need to build good relations and improve (business) investment in the two countries, we propose open borders with reduced custom duties," said Daglu. “Some people still have doubts, but for Dr Machar to have gone to Juba without any incident after being literally chased out of town in July 2016, is a very good sign. Can the two leaders President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar put aside their differences and form a . Image caption Riek Machar has not been seen in public since fleeing Juba last month . The power-sharing arrangements under the peace deal were supposed to take effect in May. Machar did not plan well during the peace negotiations in Addis Ababa and Khartoum and has now found himself in prison. Opposition leader Machar arrives in Juba Exiled opposition leader Riek Machar has arrived in the capital Juba for expected talks with President Salva Kiir Mayardit. DR. RIEK MACHAR’S VISIT: A NEGATIVE VALUE ADDED TO THE ALREADY TENSILE POLITICAL COMPLEXITY. Machar returned to Juba last week for talks with President Salva Kiir on issues which are still pending but are crucial in the formation of the transitional government of national unity. JUBA, South Sudan (AFP) – South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday, September 9 for the first time in a year to meet his rival, President Salva Kiir, and try salvage a stalled peace agreement. On 27 January, Manawa Peter said if they reached a deal on the number of the […] Last week, parties to the agreement discussed the […] Riek Machar et Salva Kiir (à droite), alors vice-président et président du Soudan du Sud, sur le seuil du palais présidentiel à Juba, la capitale du pays, en avril 2013. However, with the signing of the revitalized peace agreement last year, he was relocated to Khartoum where he is presently staying. The rival parties have twice failed to form the unity government, first in May 2019 and then in November the same year, when they agreed to give themselves100 days to resolve disputed issues and form a unity government by 22 February 2020. Manawa reiterated their commitment to the 2018 peace deal. This is the second time he would travel to Juba … Africanews (in English) 1:44. South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar has left Juba for Sudan without the final deal he was hoping to strike with President Salva Kiir. The Leader of the SPLM-IO, Dr. Riek Machar, is expected to arrive in Juba this afternoon for further consultations on pending tasks of the peace agreement. Dr. Machar fled Juba in 2016 after fighting resumed between his forces and government forces in Juba. JUBA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar on Sunday urged full implementation of the 2012 cooperation agreement signed with Sudan in order to boost trade and allow free movement of people between the two countries. 0:37. JUBA, South Sudan . PHOTO Eye Radio @EyeRadioJuba Woja Emmanuel. The cooperation agreement signed during the administration of former Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir in Addis Ababa also includes oil fees, security and border demarcation. Machar said that the goods from Sudan are smuggled into South Sudan, adding that there is a need to use the buffer zones as free trade areas for the benefit of the two countries. Machar was in Juba for two weeks where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders. South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza took over mediation efforts last month, in the latest bid to push stalled talks between President Salva Kiir and opposition groups. Q: Are you in communication with your boss Dr. Riek Machar… Machar fled the capital after renewed fighting between the Kiir loyalists and his own loyalists Juba in July 2016. Image caption Mr Machar spoke on television following renewed clashes in Juba . A bord d’un avion soudanais, il a quitté Khartoum pour Juba en compagnie d’une soixantaine de personnes, en l’occurrence des partisans qui lui sont restés fidèles. The deal a llowed Machar to return from exile abroad, but he has since gone to Juba just once, in October last year, to celebrate the signing of the accord. Machar who leads the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) which is in a power-sharing arrangement with President Salva … South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar has called for the healing and reconciliation process to start in order to implement the 2018 peace deal. "We want border buffer zones such as Joda, Heglig and Merem to be for free trade, to avoid smuggling, we must open the border. “We were expecting another meeting between the two principles after the visit of the US Assistant Secretary, but no meeting took place in Juba,” he added. "We want the four freedoms agreed upon with Sudan in 2012 to be revitalized, the agreement on four freedoms are the freedom of residence, freedom of movement, freedom of employment, freedom of ownership and acquisition of property," Machar said during the opening ceremony of the Sudan-South Sudan trade expo in Juba. Machar had been under house arrest in South Africa, and later in the Sudan capital Khartoum. South Sudan: 'Riek Machar forces under fire' in Juba. Ex-South Sudan VP Machar arrives in Juba for peace celebration. Library. South Sudan, the youngest nation remains convulsed by conflict. INTERVIEW: ‘Riek Machar is a prisoner in Juba’-SPLA-IO military chief. Log in. He was briefly released and allowed to participate in peace talks in mid 2018 leading up to the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Machar disclosed that the established security-political committee comprising officials from the two countries has been meeting over the past two months to resolve border issues. The last public appearance of the two in Juba was on October 31, 2018, when Machar returned to the capital for the first time in over two years for the commemoration of a peace agreement in a ceremony graced by a host of regional leaders including Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde, and Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi. South Sudan opposition Riek Machar arrived in the capital Juba on Monday to meet his one-time foe, President Salva Kiir. 10 July 2016; Africa ; Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Whatsapp. But what Machar did in Juba is contrary. In August 2015, both sides signed a peace agreement to end the South Sudanese Civil War. After a 48-hour ultimatum given by the president to him for returning to Juba to progress with the peace agreement talks passed, the SPLA-IO in Juba appointed lead negotiator Taban Deng Gai to replace Machar and the government accepted him as acting vice-president. Machar fled Juba in July 2016 after fierce fighting erupted between government forces and his rebels, leaving several hundred people dead. Machar's return to Juba and swearing-in as President Salva Kiir's deputy will mark an important step in a floundering August 2015 deal to end the country's civil war. On Wednesday, the deputy chairman of Sudan Sovereign Council, Lt General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo alias Hemedti, flew with former South Sudan Vice President, Dr Riek Machar to Juba. Forces loyal to the vice-president of South Sudan say their positions in the capital, Juba, have been attacked by government troops. The opposition is insisting on a return to the original 10 states, or 23 states based on colonial boundaries. Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for the first time in a year and held rare talks with Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement. The mood in Juba is cheerful as the opposition and government look forward to an end of a political conflict between Kiir and Machar that plunged the nation into turmoil. Machar had been under house arrest … Some people say he is not in prison but I say he is in prison. 0:37. South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years on Wednesday for a ceremony to welcome the latest peace accord for the war-ravaged country. Posted on October 26, 2020 by Times of News. Dr Machar also addressed the inauguration ceremony and said that the fair is the fisrt step for revitalizing deals signed in 2012 and reaffirmed importance of … The face-to-face meeting is seen as a significant step towards the implementation of a pre-transition period to a unity government. He disclosed that the opposition leader, formerly South Sudan’s first vice president, left the capital without holding another meeting with President Kiir. "Dr. Riek has returned to Khartoum this afternoon without an agreement on the outstanding issues, especially the issue of states,” Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, the deputy spokesman for the SPLM-IO, told Radio Tamazuj. Machar is also seeking assurances about his personal security before permanently returning to Juba, which he fled under a hail of gunfire when a previous peace deal collapsed in July 2016. Efforts to get warring parties to canton their troops with a view towards forming a unified army—a key part of the peace deal—have made little progress. IGAD imposed travel restrictions on Machar soon after war erupted again in the nation’s capital Juba in July 2016. M. Machar, qui aux termes de cet accord doit retrouver son ancien poste de vice-président, n'a plus remis les pieds à Juba depuis qu'il a dû fuir précipitamment la capitale en juillet 2016 après des combats meurtriers entre ses hommes et les forces gouvernementales. JUBA, Dec. 17, (Xinhua/GNA) - South Sudan's First Vice President, Riek Machar has called for the start of the healing and reconciliation process to unite people to support the parties to conclude pending tasks in the peace process. JUBA, South Sudan. FRANCE 24 English. South Africa-mediated efforts to resolve the contentious issue of the number of states have all stalled. South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president, formally rejoining the government in the latest effort to bring peace to a nation ravaged by war. The problem is that this situation has found Dr. Riek Machar in Juba. Machar was first put under house arrest in late 2016 in South Africa, following the collapse of the country’s 2015 peace agreement, the ARCSS, following a July 2016 fighting in Juba. JUBA – South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, is asking the regional bloc, IGAD, which mediated the revitalized peace agreement, to release its chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny who has been under forced regional confinement since a collapse of a 2015 peace agreement in 2016. Enditem, 010020070750000000000000011100001396566751. Ex-South Sudan VP Machar arrives in Juba for peace celebration . 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