NEWS UPDATE: IGAD+ Peace Agreement – 27.08.15

President Salva Kiir signed the IGAD+ peace agreement 26 August 2015. For further information see a collection of news articles below from various media outlets commenting on the event:

International Media:

  • Al Jazeera: ‘South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels.’
  • New York Times: ‘South Sudan’s President Signs Peace Deal With Rebels.’
  • The Guardian: ‘South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signs peace deal despite ‘serious reservations.’’
  • The Wall Street Journal: ‘South Sudan’s President Signs Long-Awaited peace Accord.’
  • The White House: ‘Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the South Sudan Peace Agreement.’

East African Media:

  • Sudan Tribune: ‘World leaders react to peace deal in South Sudan.’
  • New Vision: ‘South Sudan president signs peace deal.’
  • Radio Tamazuj: ‘AU welcomes Kiir’s decision to sign peace deal.’
  • Radio Tamazuj: ‘South Sudan’s new peace deal in brief.’


Kisame Shisya

The peace deal is welcomed. The people of South Sudan need to go back to normalcy and subsequently this will foster peace, security and growth across the Horn of Africa region. A general observation; Its optimistic that this will not relapse as another unresolved conflict, which will elicit memories of conflict in future. As such, the International Community, regional IGAD Partners and interested stakeholders should continue to monitor the situation and assist in the implementation of the deal.



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