A South Sudan army spokesperson dismissed the accusations, saying it is the rebels who are attacking government positions across the country. "The government of South Sudan has demonstrated a lack of seriousness and political will to negotiate in good faith. South Sudan, as an IGAD member, should recuse itself from the mediation in South Sudan's conflict," said Lasu. "The opposition group demands that the government of South Sudan sign the declaration of principles that is the basis of negotiation. South Sudan's conflict began in 2013 as a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and Machar, who was Kiir's deputy.
Source: Ethiopian News February 12, 2018 22:07 UTC