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South Sudan’s Opposition Parties signing the declaration to recommit to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) at a meeting in the Kenyan town of Naivasha. / Courtesy Photo

South Sudan’s Opposition Parties Announce Recommitment to Cessation of Hostilities Pact

Opposition parties in South Sudan’s protracted conflict have announced their intention to recommit to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed in December 2017.

Participants at the South Sudan peace talks that resumed Monday, November 9 mediated by the Community of Sant’Egidio. /

Lay Catholic Association Resumes South Sudan Peace Talks in Rome

The Rome-based Catholic lay association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts has resumed South Sudan peace talks, South Sudan’s Radio Tamazuj reported November 10. 

Opposing Parties in South Sudan Resume Rome-Mediated Peace Talks, Officials Announce

The leadership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) has, in a Press Release, announced the resumption of peace talks.

Sant'Egidio community supporting prisoners, children, and the elderly in various projects in Malawi. / Sant'Egidio in Malawi

Lay Catholic Association in Malawi Engages Prison Community in COVID-19 Projects

Prisoners at Mzuzu Prison in Malawi, a correctional facility located in the Northern region of the Southeastern African country, have embarked on a face mask project that will see inmates in all prisons of the region get COVID-19 protective equipment, thanks to the efforts of the lay Catholic association, Sant’Egidio, in Mzuzu Diocese.

A poster calling on Ivorians to embrace peace amid political tensions. / Sant’Egidio Community in Ivory Coast

Lay Catholic Association in Ivory Coast Encourages Citizens to Be “sowers of peace”

The members of Sant’Egidio Community in Ivory Coast, an organization that is part of the Rome-based Lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, have issued a statement on the rising political tensions in the West African nation of Ivory Coast ahead of the presidential election scheduled for October.

Three of the 10 signatories to the Rome Declaration on the Peace Process in South Sudan January 12, 2020. From left: Head of government delegation, Barnaba Marial Benjamin; Secretary General of Sant'Egidio Community, Paolo Impagliazzo; and Interim Chairman of Real-SPLM, Pa’gan Amum Okiech / Courtney Mares/CNA

Sant’Egidio Facilitates “cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access” in South Sudan

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community has, in a two-day meeting at its headquarters with representatives of government and various opposition parties in South Sudan, facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and to allow “continued and uninterrupted humanitarian access” as the country prepares to form a unity government next month.

Portrait previously used by the Rome-based lay Catholic association, Sant’Egidio Catholic community /

Rome-Based Lay Catholic Association Meets South Sudanese “dissidents”

With the countdown to the possible formation of South Sudan’s unity government into the last full month after the latest 100-day extension, a group of opposition leaders is currently in Rome for a meeting under the auspices of Sant’Egidio Catholic community, a lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, ACI Africa has confirmed.

Panelists at Conference on Peace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast / Sant'Edigio Ivory Coast

From Madrid to Abidjan, Sant'Egidio to Deliver Peace Message to Ivory Coast

In the spirit of the 33rd International Meeting for Peace held from September 15 to 17 in Madrid, Spain, the Community of Sant'Egidio in collaboration with the religious leaders of Ivory Coast, is organizing an inter-religious meeting for peace in the country’s economic capital, Abidjan, an official has told ACI Africa.