SPLM Politburo members in Addis Ababa for leadership review

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Addis Ababa, 6 April  2014 (WIC) - An advance team of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) Politburo members convened on Saturday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa in preparation for its leadership review and self-assessment forum.

The forum, initiated within the framework of the IGAD-led peace process for South Sudan, is expected to run concurrently and provide critical contribution to the ongoing broader political dialogue towards national reconciliation and healing.

Also graced by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, the SPLM meeting prepared ground for the party’s leadership review and self-assessment.

“The advance team meeting will develop the agenda, modalities and time frame for the Forum, which will address underlying causes of the current crisis in South Sudan,” IGAD said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

The intra-party forum is facilitated by representatives from the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the African National Congress (ANC) in light of their relevant experiences in dealing with South Sudan’s ruling party crisis. (ST)