Addis Ababa/Juba, January 9, 2017 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s armed opposition (SPLM/A-IO) on Monday accused Cairo and Juba of working on a secret deal to keep South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in power, a senior SPLM-IO official told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. However, South Sudanese rebels say South Sudan and Egypt have been in talks for sometimes and that the main player in these secret negotiations is Uganda, citing an intelligence source. One of the SPLM/A-IO leaders in Cairo also told the South Sudan News Agency that some areas in Cairo where South Sudanese live have witnessed increased police activities in recent days. The source went further, saying Kiir asked El-Sisi to help strengthen relations between Khartoum and juba so that he could further isolate South Sudanese rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar. Egypt announced that Kiir is set to meet with El-Sisi to discuss bilateral relations and issues related to the Nile Basin.
Source: Ethiopian News January 10, 2017 02:37 UTC