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Machar's wife accuses African leaders of taking sides in South Sudan's conflict

Machar's wife accuses African leaders of taking sides in South Sudan's conflict

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The wife of former Vice President of South Sudan and opposition leader, Riek Machar, has accused African countries of taking sides in the conflict between the government and her husband.

Angelina Teny told the Voice of America on Wednesday that the situation affects the implementation of the 2015 peace process which has been violated.

“We have been saying that there is still a chance for this agreement to be resuscitated but there is a need for a political process in order to bring back the agreement,” she said on the American national television’s programme South Sudan in Focus.

We have been saying that there is still a chance for this agreement to be resuscitated but there is a need for a political process in order to bring back the agreement.

“And this political process, there is need to create that environment so that this agreement also itself is reviewed. What is it that went wrong? What is it that didn’t work …?” she added.

Angelina Teny, who is also a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO), granted the interview in Washington where she was meeting with members of the diaspora, analysts and policy makers.

Machar fled South Sudan with Angelina in August following heavy fighting in Juba. He crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo before heading to South Africa.

His fleeing followed a series of heaving fighting in July between the SPLM-IO forces and forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

Salva Kiir has called for a national dialogue to end the country’s three-year civil war, without mentioning parties to the process.

The United Nations has warned of an imminent genocide as thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced since the start of the conflict.

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