South Sudan is set to have peace talks soon. An international mediator said that the country should not hesitate to participate in the forthcoming peace talks despite the fact that agreement to end conflict have been violated severally by warring parties.
There has been fighting and conflict in South Sudan since the civil war broke in 2013, just two years after independence.
Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir clashed with forces loyal to Riek Machar, then the vice president. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and much of the nation face dire food shortages.
The last cease fire was signed in December in the Ethiopian capital with the aim of reviving the pact which was agreed upon in 2015, the truce was violated within hours.
Another forum has been set up in Addis Ababa from May 17-21 to try and restart the process. The forum has been organized by IGAD.