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Vol 55 No 3

Published 7th February 2014

South Sudan

Seats for dissidents

The four oppositionists still detained in Juba – Pa’gan Amum, Oyai Deng, Majak d’Agot, Ezekiel Lol – are unlikely to join the talks due in Addis Ababa on 7 February between President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government and dissidents led by Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. Under pressure at last week’s African Union summit, Salva released seven oppositionists into ‘Kenyan custody’ on 29 January but their role is unclear. Juba doesn’t want any of the eleven arrested opponents to attend the talks.

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