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Pagan Amum declares his rejection of South Sudan revitalized peace pact

October 13, 2018 (JUBA) – The leader of the SPLM Former Detainees (FDs) Pagan Amum said he does not support the revitalized peace agreement and would not participate in its enforcement but vowed to dedicate his efforts to restore peace and to create a suitable environment for freedoms and dialogue.
In a meeting held in Nairobi last weekend, the FDs ratified the revitalized peace agreement that they signed on 12 September with the government, SPLM-IO, SSOA- Changson and OPP.
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South Sudan partners, IGAD to discuss peace enforcement soon

October 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The East African bloc IGAD will hold a meeting with the South Sudanese peace partners in Khartoum within ten days to discuss the ongoing implementation process.
In Juba, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on Friday issued a status update on the implementation of the peace pact one month after the signing ceremony on 12 September.
The regional body plans to closely monitoring and supervising the implementation process, and to hold the (…)


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South Sudan President meets visiting opposition leaders

October 11, 2018 (JUBA) – President Salva Kiir met Thursday with two opposition leading members who are in Juba in a gesture of goodwill to show their commitment to the revitalized peace agreement signed on 12 September.
Next week the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) will hold its first meeting in Khartoum to discuss the implementation of the activities of the pre-transitional period.
The NPTC among others will discuss the protection of the opposition leaders when they return to (…)


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Deng Alor in South Sudanese capital for talks on peace implementation

October 10, 2018 (JUBA) – Deng Alor, a leading member of the SPLM-Former Detainees (FDs) arrived in Juba on Wednesday to be the first opposition leader to return to the south Sudanese after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement last September.
Following his arrival at Juba airport, Alor told reporters he came to attend the meeting of the pre-transitional committee which had been scheduled for 4 October.
“I came to attend the first meeting of the pre-transitional committee,” he (…)


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SPLM-IO reiterates calls to release political detainees and prisoners

October 9, 2018 (JUBA) – An SPLM-IO official reiterated calls for President Salva Kiir to release the political detainees saying they did their part of the peace pact and he should honour his commitment.
Stephen Par Kuol, head of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Foreign Affairs made his call in an interview with the VOA’s South Sudan in Focus, two days after a standoff at the Blue House, a notorious detention centre managed by the security service.
Kuol said the SPLM-IO leader Riek (…)


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South Sudan Front says Malong is not affected by the split

October 8, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudan United Front (SSUF) led by Gen Paul Malong has swiftly minimised the importance of a split by a faction led by the deputy chairman of its section in Sudan saying it would not affect their struggle and for change in the country.
On Sunday William Ezekiel Kujo Deng issued a statement saying that the SSUF leadership decided in a meeting held on 2 October to sack General Paul Malong from the chairmanship of the group and designated him as an interim (…)


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U.S. dollar skyrockets as Sudan adopts new mechanism to set exchange rate

October 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The exchange rate of the U.S. dollar on Sunday went up to 51,0 Sudanese pound (SDG) on the black market as the government introduced the new body to set the daily exchange rate.
Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS), Mohamed Kheir El-Zubeir, on Thursday said the government decided to form a body of bankers and exchange bureaus to set exchange rate on daily basis.
The move was part of a package of financial and monetary measures designed to tackle the (…)


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South Sudanese inmates riot at Juba security detention facility

October 7, 2018 (JUBA) – Armed inmates took two guards hostage in the National Security detention facility in Juba, the “Blue House” where many political detainees and prisoners are jailed, asking for dialogue over their situation.
Conflicting reports are emerging from the South Sudanese capital about the riot, but security officials confirmed to Sudan Tribune that over one hundred prisoners stormed a weapons store in the prison and before to capture two prison guards.
The inmates who (…)


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Taban pleads at the White House for U.S. support to Sudan South

October 6, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – South Sudanese President Taban Deng Gai was Friday at the White House to plead for the support of peace and lift of sanctions in his country.
After meetings with several high-level officials in Washington, Taban discussed the issues of peace implementation and US support for his government with Cyril E. Sartor, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC).
The deputy chief of mission at the (…)


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South Sudan legislator denies defection from the ruling coalition

October 5, 2018 (JUBA)- A South Sudanese legislator has denied reports claiming he broke away from the ruling political coalition comprising a faction led by the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai. He described it as unfounded allegation created by enemies of peace in the country.
Ayii Ayii Akol, a Member Of Parliament Friday said he was shocked by circulations of reports alleging he had shifted his political allegiance from the government and the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, (…)


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African Union mediator proposes to amend Sudan’s peace roadmap

October 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) proposed to the opposition Sudan Call to amend a Roadmap Agreement they signed with the government two-and-a-half years ago in a way that they participate in the elaboration of a new constitution and take part in the upcoming elections of 2020.
In Mars and August 2016, the Sudanese government and the opposition alliance respectively signed a roadmap for peace in Sudan providing that the (…)


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South Sudan main opposition calls for swift release of Machar’s spokesperson

October 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – SPLM-IO condemned statements by the South Sudan Presidential spokesman that his government has political prisoners and stressed they will not compromise over the release of James Dak, the spokesperson of the Movement’ leader.
On Monday Ateny Wek Ateny denied the existence of political prisoners in South Sudan. He told Radio Tamazuj that “all political detainees had been released. We have prisoners of war and not political detainees”.
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South Sudan opposition holdout groups pick Swaka as new leader

October 2, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA)’s groups that rejected the revitalized agreement Tuesday broke away from their allies who signed the peace pact and picked Thomas Cirilo Swaka as leader of the new coalition.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Gen. Thomas C. Swaka, People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) chaired by Hakim Dario, National Democratic Movement (NDM) led by Emanuel Aban and the United Democratic Republic (…)


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South Sudan gov’t forces accused of attacking SPLM-IO fighters in Yei State

September 1 October 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) accused the government forces of carrying out several attacks on its positions in Yei river State less than two weeks before the troops’ disengagement process.
SPLA-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel said in a statement released on Monday that fighting is taking place in Mundu where the SPLA forces stormed their fighters on Monday.
“Clashes resumed in Mundu this morning the 01/10/2018 at about 8:00 AM when the regime’s (…)


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Al-Bashir says ready for 2020 elections as Sudanese opposition calls to campaign against him

September 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir repeated Sunday that his government is ready for the 2020 elections and would not postpone it, while the opposition Sudan Call launched a campaign against his re-election for a third term.
The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday quickly denied reports about the possible postponement of the elections to give the party the needed time to improve the economic situation in the country and better prepare for the (…)


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South Sudan’s Taban Deng calls on Sudan to resolve its conflicts, voices support for Abyei referendum

September 28, 2018 (NEW YORK) – South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai urged the Sudanese government to resolve the armed conflicts in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states and Darfur region and called for a referendum in Abyei without the Sudanese nomads.
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Taban dedicated the major part of his speech to the revitalized peace agreement his government has just signed with the armed opposition groups on 12 September. (…)


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UN human rights body extends independent expert mandate on Sudan

September 28, 2018 (GENEVA) – The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Friday renewed the mandate of the independent expert saying it would terminate when a human rights office in Sudan be operational.
In a resolution released on Friday, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, for one year or until the establishment of human rights office in Sudan.
” (The Council) Decides that the termination of the (…)


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South Sudan president order to release PoWs and detainees

September 27, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday ordered to release all the prisoners of war, and detainees in line with the revitalized peace agreement
In his Republican Order N° 17, President Kiir directed the Chief of Defence to release the prisoners of War (PoWs) and detainees immediately under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
In his decision, Kiir stressed the need to register and hand over the released Pows and detainees (…)


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