Sudan : power-sharing deal between South Sudan rivals

On June 27, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Khartoum, which included immediate cease-fire and a pre-transitional period of 120 days that went into effect as of the day the agreement was signed. © RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – Sudan government has set July 26 as the date for signing a deal on power-sharing between South Sudanese rivals, amid concerns that differences may rise to fail the proposed deal.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday announced that invitations have been sent to all heads of state of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa (IGAD) to attend the signing ceremony in Khartoum next Thursday, Sudanese Media Center (SMC) reported.

The parties were scheduled to sign the initial deal on July 19, but the signing was delayed at the request of South Sudanese government, who said it needed more time for further consultations.

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