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South Sudan Presidential Spokesperson Hails Regional Bloc

Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, says the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is being impartial in its efforts to resolve the country’s eight-month-old conflict. It pits forces led by former vice president Riek Machar against the government of President Salva Kiir. The fighting has left about 10,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes. Ateny also rejected reports that Kiir’s government has been purchasing weapons to...

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