Title: South Sudan’s leaders allowed their personal ambitions to jeopardize the future of an entire nation
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-15-2014, 03:25 PM
December 15, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his disappointment about failure of the leaders of South Sudan to reach a comprehensive peace agreement, saying that the leaders of South Sudan have allowed their personal ambitions to jeopardize the future of an entire nation
according to RIA Novosti on Sunday The secretary general demanded that the "killing must stop now," lamenting the "disappearing before our eyes" foundations of tolerance, good governance and accountability that marked a new beginning for the country's independence struggle.
"I once again call on the leadership of both sides to agree to an inclusive, power sharing arrangement to begin a transitional phase of governance that will address both the root causes of the conflict and ensure accountability for the crimes committed over the past year. They must end the culture of impunity if reconciliation and a sustainable peace are to be achieved." he added
The UN at that time said that Ban "is encouraged by the parties' intent to cease hostilities immediately and reach agreement on an inclusive power sharing agreement within 15 days".
Ban appealed to the international community to "put its collective weight" behind the peace process and commended the African Union Peace and Security Council for creating a Heads of State ad-hoc committee for this purpose. The secretary general pledged the UN's full support of the peace process, protection of civilians and provision of humanitarian assistance.