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Farmajo departs to Addis Ababa to attend IGAD’s South Sudan peace meeting

Storyline:National News

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia is set to depart to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the IGAD-led South Sudan peace process.

The meeting to be attended by leaders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will review the progress made in the South Sudan peace process.

“The leaders want to review the strategies that IGAD has put in place to ensure the return of peace in the nation,”

The top IGAD leaders will be meeting at a time when the United States has piled pressure on the region asking respective governments to crack down on South Sudan elite investing ill-acquired wealth in the region.

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for a meeting with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war.

The leaders of Ethiopia and South Sudan have agreed that the peace process mediated by regional body, Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), offers a viable chance to end conflict in Africa’s youngest nation.

Ethiopia’s prime minister  will be the chair of the regional body which is pursuing an agreement between South Sudan’s government and rebel groups.

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