South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit accuses Western powers of working against peace

We all know that Western countries do not appreciate whatever African countries do in terms of development and peace instead they work against it to see Africa dragged into much negative effects. We must change this as Africans.

The President of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit has accused some unnamed Western countries of being not happy with ways parties to the agreement reached a conclusion.

The accusation comes as Western powers, particularly Troika countries (the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom) step up pressure on the South Sudanese rival leaders.

President Kiir made the remarks at an event organized by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa to honor Ethiopian Unity Park on Wednesday.

In the speech, President Kiir talked about how and why South Sudanese and Ethiopians have close relations.

He described the relationship as a “blood relationship.” Kiir also claimed that the most important parts of the peace deal have already been implemented.

He then accused some “Western circles” of being not happy with the way he and his political rivals successfully executed the agreement.

In his speech, President Kiir told East African leaders that he will soon meet with South Sudan’s opposition leaders in Juba to work our ways to finalize the agreement and that a transitional government will for formed by November 12 dateline.

This is not the first time South Sudan accuses the West of wrongdoing. Early this year, information minister Michael Makuei accused Troika, particularly the United States of working against peace in South Sudan.

Micheal Makuei accusation surprised many analysts because the announcement came just days after the US said it will not provide funding for peace implementation.