It has emerged that, splinter groups among South Sudan’s rival parties is threating to derail ceasefire efforts meant to bring to an end war in the world’s youngest nation.
According to a report by Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM), the presence and emergence of different armed groups in other areas still remains a challenge in bringing peace to South Sudan.
Briefing a stakeholders meeting on the issue of ceasefire, Ethiopian military officer Maj-Gen Molla Hailemariam told the audience that warring sides have violated the peace deal, and more could worsen the situation if new rebel groups continue to emerge.
CTSAMM is an organ made up of representatives from warring parties that signed the peace agreement to ceasefire in 2015. The organ also include representatives of political parties, former detainees, women’s guild, civil society organizations, clerics, the African Union, donors and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).