In Summary
  • South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has disowned the peace deal between the Juba government and the rebels.
  • SSOA says that its negotiator, Mr Deng Alor, consented to the deal without the requisite consultations.
  • Opposition leader Dr Riek Machar has agreed to sign a final peace deal with Juba to end a brutal civil war after initially refusing to do so.

The South Sudanese opposition group of former detainees has disowned the peace deal between the Juba government and the rebels.

The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said in a statement that its negotiator, Mr Deng Alor, consented to the deal without the requisite consultations.

The sentiments run contrary to earlier reports that rebel leader Riek Machar had agreed to sign the peace agreement.

DEAL

The Sudan Foreign ministry had confirmed that it had convinced Dr Machar to sign the agreement, adding that he would ink the accord on Thursday.

The SSOA statement, issued by Mr Pagan Amum, said the opposition regretted the initialling of the final text of the peace agreement by Mr Alor.

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