Monday, May 6, 2013

South Sudan's Newly Appointed National Reconciliation Committee Takes Over

From Sudan-

The national reconciliation committee recently appointed by South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has officially began its mandate of overseeing efforts to reconcile the various communities in the country and identify the root causes of the conflicts with the aim of addressing them.

Under the chairmanship of Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church, the new committee, which is predominantly composed of religious leaders was handed over documents on Saturday compiled by the outgoing committee in a ceremony presided over by South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar.

South Sudan's president issued a presidential order last month dissolving the former committee chaired by presidential adviser Tor Deng Mawien and established a new committee.

The documents handed over included the road map for the national reconciliation process, Conflict Mapping of all counties, detailing areas of conflicts, as well as files of the recently trained 200 peace mobilizes from the ten states and Juba, among others.

In extensive remarks to the new committee, VP Machar urged the committee to work hard and try to reconcile the communities that were separated by war.

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