Juba, October 2019 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s main opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar has returned to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, after talks between him and his rival President Salva Kiir collapsed, a senior aide to the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA).
The official explained that the two leaders met today in Juba and tried to work out the pending issues, especially the security arrangements.
Kiir and Machar were briefed by their peace implementation team yesterday. The two teams disagreed over how the execution of the deal is being handled.
A senior official of the armed opposition accused the government of using the 2015-2016 tactics to impede the September 2018 revitalized agreement.