Avoiding peace talks in Addis Ababa, President Salva Kiir issued a decree to restore peace in his country(Photo: file)
Feb 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The incumbent president of the war-torn South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued an amnesty to all his colleagues in exile, the SPLM Leaders, and all the anti-government forces within the country under the leadership of his former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
According to a republican decree, read on South Sudan Television, President Salva Kiir calls on his former vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to accept this amnesty and return back the national army that defected his leadership in December, 2013.
The president believes that this “blanket amnesty” is in accordance with the Arusha SPLM Party Reunification Agreement and should be respected by all parties.
Although the amnesty neither entails solving the root causes of the conflict nor justice and accountability, Mr. Kiir…