Government and rebels sign ceasefire agreement in South Sudan

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The president, Salva Kiir, and the opposition, Riek Machar, on Friday signed an agreement to a ceasefire (Photo: HispanTV)

The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the opposition, Riek Machar, signed Friday in Addis Ababa, Sudanese capital, an agreement to a ceasefire in order to seek a negotiated solution to the conflict that plagues the nation African.
Leaders from both parties signed on Friday the document entitled “Agreement to resolve the crisis in South Sudan”, in the media, where he personally saw for the first time since the start of the crisis in mid-December.
Recently the country was the scene of ethnic massacres sparked panic among the people of the young nation gained independence from Sudan in 2011. Again State Bar Western Gazal, young rebel and army forces they faced death.
The mission of the United Nations (UN) warned that the fighting has generated new forced displacements, and therefore reiterated the call to respect the agreement between the Government and the seal on the new year eve rebels.
Also denounced human rights violations during the four months of conflict, including ethnic attacks. Kiir belongs to the Dinka and Nuer Mashar, some communities collide before the country’s independence.
In this regard, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said Friday that as a former president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, recognized in the acts perpetrated in South Sudan history of genocide.”Hatred through media (radio, especially), with appeals to rape women of a specific ethnic group, attacks against civilians in hospitals, churches and mosques, and against people who are housed in enclosures UN (…) all depending on the ethnicity of the victim, “said the High Commissioner.
Loyal to the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir troops, insurgents face supporters of his main rival, former vice president Riek Mashar, since last December when he tried to perpetrate a coup and the crisis erupted that has left over a thousand dead.