Peace talks begin on interim arrangements to resolve conflict in South Sudan but with little optimism

By Sudan Tribune , 7 August 2015
photo credit: CCTV Africa
photo credit: CCTV Africa
<p>Peace negotiations aimed to end over 19 month long conflict in South Sudan have resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, but with little hope to sign a final peace deal by 17 August as parties give divergent views in response to IGAD-Plus peace proposal.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The two warring factions, the South Sudanese government and the armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, are given till 17 August deadline to reach a final peace deal. However observers are sceptical that the two sides would reach a comprehensive peace agreement by then, citing to a number of cease fire agreements previously signed but they failed to honour them.&nbsp;</span></p>
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