SPLM-IO Leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Arrives In Ethiopia

The chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) Dr. Riek Machar has arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa today, a senior armed opposition official who has full of the trip and asked his name not be published because he was not authorized to talk to the media told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) on Sunday.

Machar’s visit marks the first of its kind after reports surfaced that the East African regional bloc, IGAD, has deliberately placed him under house arrest in Khartoum.

According to the official, Dr. Machar will attend an upcoming IGAD meeting in Ethiopia and is expected to meet with the United Nations officials to discuss a number of issues including the implementation of 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

The official also said the the SPLM/A-IO) could meet with the Ethiopian government officials without giving specifics.
Source: SSNA