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UN sacked me to save face, ex-UN commander Johnson Ondieki tells vetting panel

Turkish envoy nominee Johnson Ondieki has defended his sacking as South Sudan peacekeeping commander saying the UN took the decision “to save face for systematic failure”. Ondieki was sacked in November 2016, a situation that saw Kenya order its troops off the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) following the stand-off. He explained the reasons before the National Assembly Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations on Friday. Ondieki said he was sacrificed and a one-sided story was given about…

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The recent South Sudan peace agreement and its regional stakeholders

By ABDINOR HASSAN DAHIR On June 27, three days before the African Union Summit, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir mediated the deal which was intended to end the five-year civil war in Africa’s youngest nation. The areas agreed on under this peace deal include a permanent cease-fire, cantonments for all forces, deployment of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional and…

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