Pope Francis on Thursday knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican.
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Leila Pakkala, UNICEF Regional Director in Eastern and Southern Africa, said this in a statement issued in Juba.
Social media accounts and a magazine interview in the names of two of the men suggested they had recently been fighting pro
The Pope has said several times that he wants to go to the country to preach peace, but so far no time frame has been given
“I’m still the first VP of the republic of South Sudan,” said Machar. “The appointment made yesterday by President Salva Kiir is illegal. It has no basis because the peace agreement does not give him the powers to appoint a first VP under the current circumstances. As you know the appointment of Taban from the perspective of SPM and SPMIO is not acceptable because he has defected and joined the faction of President Salva Kiir. He cannot appoint someone who has defected to replace me