IGAD to send committee to evaluate situation in South Sudan

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Addis Ababa, 1 February 2014 (WIC) - The 24th Session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held Friday in Addis Ababa decided to send a committee to South Sudan in a bid to evaluate the situation in that country.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dina Mufti told journalists that the committee will evaluate the implementation of the January 2014 ceasefire agreement signed between the government of South Sudan and rivals.
The meeting has evaluated activities carried out by the two sides to implement the agreement.
The agreement includes cessation of hostilities and releasing of the 11 detains. Some seven of the detainees have so far been released.
Members of the committee will be elected from youth, women, religious leaders and elders in member countries, according to Ambassador Dina.