Addis Ababa, May 19, 2018 (SSNA) — The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is set to present to South Sudan’s warring factions a new peace proposal, an IGAD diplomatic source who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Addis Ababa.
In an exclusive interview on Saturday, the diplomate explained that South Sudan’s civil war has reduced the East African regional bloc to “a do-nothing” regional entity.
“We [IGAD] have been spearheading this peace process for well over three years now and nothing has been achieved so far. Some countries now think IGAD is a do-nothing organization,” the official explained.
“We have done too many consultations with all parties to South Sudan’s conflict with no success,” the source added.
The diplomate who official declined to give details of the upcoming proposed peace deal further explained that the East African regional body is finishing up a new peace proposal and that IGAD will present the fresh proposal by next week.
South Sudan’s main armed opposition, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) and other opposition parties have in the past accused IGAD of working for South Sudan’s government.