Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

Botswana

Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

FORMER PRESIDENT MOGAE WITNESSES KEY AGREEMENTS IN SOUTH SUDAN PEACE DEAL

 

FYI From http://en.starafrica.com/…/ex-botswana-leader-witnesses-key…

Former President of Botswana and also newly appointed Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on South Sudan, Festus Mogae witnessed the historic event at which South Sudan’s government and rebels finalized security arrangements for a transitional administration, APA learnt here Thursday.

A statement from Botswana’s embassy in Addis Ababa states that the latest development paving the way for implementation of a power-sharing deal to end almost two years of civil war in the oil-producing nation.

According to information received from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Office in Addis Ababa, the agreement means that insurgents will have 1,410 security forces in the capital, Juba, and the government 3,420 during a 30-month transitional period due to start later this month.

Fighting broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 after a power struggle in the ruling party led to fighting within the presidential guard and the fracturing of the army.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, which has forced more than two million others from their homes, according to the United Nations.

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Botswana Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Sweden

Address:

Tyrgatan 11

Stockholm, Sweden

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Postal: PO Box 26024, SE 100 41
Telephone: +46 8-545 258 80
Fax: +46 8-723 00 87
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Opening hours: 09.00 – 13.00
  14.00 – 17.00
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