The two political actors (SPLM
-IG and FDs) think that the reunification of the SPLM
and the national dialogue takes precedence over the revitalization of the ARCSS.
Deputy President Ramaphosa was in South Sudan representing President Jacob Zuma to the Extra-Ordinary National Convention of the SPLM
held in Juba from Thursday-Friday 07-08 January 2016.
Amum says the SPLM
cannot afford dividing itself into officially nominated and independently contesting candidates, adding: "those independent comrades should put the party interest first".
functions in the southern countryside, although not in the towns of Wau and Juba or in much of Upper Nile.
In furtherance of the objectives of the SPLM
reconciliation and unity, the factions have resolved to establish a working group to revitalize and operationalize the implementation of the Arusha SPLM
As of today, June 2017, the SPLM
is fractured into more than three factions both caring the name SPLM
and each group talking change.
Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (R) and SPLM
SG Pagan Amum during the signing ceremony in Addis Ababa, August 17, 2015.
The meeting at SPLM
House in Juba on Wednesday was chaired by President Salva Kiir who also chairs the ruling party, and comes a day after the replacement of the former First Vice President Riek Machar by Taban Deng Gai
In May last year, mediation efforts from South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapunduzi (CCM) saw representatives from the three SPLM
factions sign a reunification agreement in Arusha, Tanzania.
John Bol Mayak, the SPLM
chairman in Mayom, said the move was initiated to admit new members into the SPLM
File picture from the 6th SPLM
Polituro on 14 January 2010 where SPLM
chairman Salva Kiir (R) greets SG Pagan Amum (L) as his deputy Riek Machar stands besides him (photo SPLM
(IO) was invited to attend the opening session.