The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), a new rebel group, wants South Sudan’s peace process to be re-started.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, in a letter addressed to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation claimed the peace process initiated after August 2015 “has clearly failed, resulting in the current tragedy”.
“NAS is ready to actively participate in any new initiative,” Swaka wrote.
“Without this, NAS might find itself in a situation where it has no other choice but embark on a military campaign to dislodge the regime in Juba,” the letter adds.
Similar calls for the re-start of South Sudan’s peace process have, in the past, been made by other armed groups like the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by Riek Machar.