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SOUTH SUDAN: Government And Opposition Sign Peace

The Republic of South Sudan and the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) signed a peace declaration in Rome that went into effect on January 15. “I think this process will help the country to change [in order] to bring peace for the people,” Paolo Impagliazzo (in photo, center) Secretary General of the Community of Sant’Egidio, said.

In peace talks in Rome facilitated by the Catholic community of Sant’Egidio, opposition groups and the South Sudanese government recommitted to cease hostilities, pursue political dialogue, and allow humanitarian aid for the people of South Sudan.

Dr. Sunday De John, communications director for the opposition alliance, hopes this will pave the way for a long-awaited visit by Pope Francis to South Sudan.  


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