S Sudan rivals accept responsibility for war 

Juba-South Sudanese leaders have accepted that they are behind the 10 month long,civil war in South Sudan on Tuesday.

According to sources,the president of South Sudan and his rival rebel chief have accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war that killed thousands of people, at a meeting aimed at ending months of conflict in the central African nation. At the meeting President Salva Kiir and the former vice president stated thet they assume collective responsibility for the crisis that the country went through.

“There is no reason for our people to suffer again after independence,” Kiir said, while adding that the people of South Sudan will not have to suffer again.

The political and military leaders have repeatedly broken promises made under intense international pressure, including visits to South Sudan by Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief, and John Kerry, US secretary of state.

“A divided SPLM will automatically fragment the country along ethnic and regional fault lines,” a text signed by Kiir and Machar read, calling for “genuine and honest dialogue that puts the interest of the people and the nation above all.”

Thousands of people have been killed and almost two million have fled fighting between government troops, mutinous soldiers and ragtag militia forces divided along tribal lines.Almost 100,000 people are sheltering in squalid UN peacekeeping bases fearing they will be killed if they leave.

The Oslo Times and Sources

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