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DR. MACHAR In Juba today after his team jetted

By: Nema Juma

Dr.Riek Machar Teny is expected in Juba today following the arrival of his delegates and advance team from Sudan. Earlier information indicated that he was to arrive in the country yesterday at around 10am but failed to show up. No reasons were given only that he will come today.

Dr Machar is expected   for the third face to face meeting with President Salva Kiir to discuss the outstanding issues especially in the area of numbers of states and security arrangement. 

Speaking to Juba Monitor on Phone, the SPLM (IO) Director for Information and Public Relations   Pouk Both Baluang confirmed that Dr. Machar is expected in Juba today for talks.

Baluang confirmed the arrival of  the advance team  in Juba  and  Dr. Machar is coming together with Sudan peace talk delegate tomorrow (today).

“The delegation that were supposed to come to Sudan peace talk have their own internal consultation and he (Machar) cannot come without the delegation for the peace talks .They are coming tomorrow together,” said Baluang.

 Machar as a leader of the parties to the peace agreement is expected to discuss the outstanding issues that include the number of states and the security arrangement as the 100 days extension move closer to an end.

However South Sudan Civil Society Organizations said they have seen no progress on the implementation of peace agreement following the extension of the 100 days.

They called on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD to mediate the signatories to the peace agreement on outstanding issues.

Last Friday The Executive Director of CEPO, Edmund Yakani, called upon the leadership of Sudan at the Capacity of IGAD to intervene on time before the expiry of the first 50 days of the extended period for the Pre-transition.

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