Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Urges S. Sudan Cabinet To Leave Power

Former Ethiopina Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn who was the IGAD chair on the peace process on South Sudan made a call to South Sudanese leaders to resign for failing to resolve the conflict since it started in 2013.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 30 April 2018 [Gurtong] - Desalegn made his remark over the weekend in the Rwandan capital Kigali where he was addressing a forum organized by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

“The problem in South Sudan is due to a leadership failure.”

Desalegn resigned in February this year in a surprise move that came after protracted anti-government protests in Ethiopia mostly in Oromo region.

The Ex- prime minister urged the African Union and the United Nations to help bring lasting peace in South Sudan as the the process is currently being led by the regional IGAD Bloc.

“Leaders should come to their senses; to their minds and they should somehow leave so that they can give to the new blood leadership who can take the country to the next level,” he stressed.

“We tried our best as the chair of IGAD. We tried our best to resolve this issue. Agreements are signed but never implemented and I don’t see that further more agreements can be signed.”

The continuation of the second phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum was initially pushed to the 2nd of May from the 26th of April, but has been postponed again to the 17th of next month.


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