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South Sudan’s Kiir directs to vacate newcomers from IDPs land

December 10, 2018 (JUBA) - December South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has directed to ensure that the returnees can regain possession of their homes when they return to their areas of origin.
The directive was announced Monday after a meeting of the National Security Committee Council (NSCC) chaired by President Kiir held at the presidency in Juba on Monday.
The Minister of Interior and NSCC Spokesperson Michael Chienjiek said the Council listened to the security reports from the chief (...)

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Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on increasing executions in South Sudan

December 9, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan's presidency sternly denied a recent report by Amnesty International saying that Juba government executed seven people including a child in 2018.
In a report released on 7 December, the human rights group said alarmed by the increase of executions in South Sudan for the first time since the impendence in 2011.
"Amnesty International has established that at least 342 people are currently under the sentence of death in South Sudan, more than double the (...)

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South Sudan defence minister mediating between SPLM-N factions: sources

December 8, 2018 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit formed a committee headed by Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk to reunite the two rival factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
A high-ranking source close to the file told Sudan Tribune that Kiir tasked Juuk with the file of the SPLM-N following his pledge to President Omer al-Bashir to facilitate the settlement of the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
"Juuk has to (...)

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Struggle for South Sudan vice-president is behind SSOA’s crisis: Changson

December 7, 2018 (JUBA) - Gabriel Changson one of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) figures claiming the leadership of the group, said the struggle for the position of the vice president is one of the reasons on the crisis in the coalition.
On 30 November, Peter Gatdet the leader of South Sudan United Movement (SSUM) was elected as the of the opposition alliance. But the incumbent leader Gabriel Changson rejected the vote and organized another meeting on 4 November where he has (...)

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Sudan, armed groups agree to resume talks for peace in Darfur

December 6, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and two armed groups in Darfur region signed Thursday a pre-negotiation agreement paving the way for the resumption of peace talks in Qatar next year.
The signing of the declaration of principles with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnwi (SLM-MM) took place in Berlin after two years of informal talks facilitated by the German foreign ministry with the support of the Berghof Foundation.
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South Sudan SSOA faction resists calls to suspend Peter Gatdet’s election

December 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The political crisis among the groups of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has worsened as several resist calls to suspend the election of Peter Gatdet as the new chairman.
The election of the South Sudan United Movement (SSUM) leader Peter Gatdet on 30 November triggered a political crisis among the SSOA which was seen as the third political force to append its signature on the revitalized peace agreement on 12 September 2018.
A group led by the (...)

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South Sudan opposition groups backtrack on Peter Gatdet’s election: statement

December 4, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA has finally suspended the election of Peter Gatdet Yaka as a new leader and decided to work collectively to resolve the concerns and reservations that tainted the operationalization of the leadership council.
On 30 November, the SSOA Leadership Council elected Yaka for six months but failed to elect the remaining other seven office bearers because the outgoing chairman rejected the outcome of the vote and contested the (...)

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Fighting poverty in South Sudan should be SPLM’s top priority: Salva Kiir

December 3, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President and leader of the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Salva Kiir called to rebuild the historical party to liberate the country from poverty.
Speaking before an SPLM retreat organized in Lobonok county of Jubek State on Sunday, President Kiir said the conditions in which South Sudanese lived before the independence did not change. " Did we liberate our people from Jalaba (North Sudanese) only to starve in our hands?" He wondered. (...)

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UN senior officials call on South Sudan to punish perpetrators of sexual violence

December 3, 2018 (JUBA) - In an unprecedented outcry, UN senior officials Monday condemned the recent sexual attacks near Bentinu and called to hold the perpetrators accountable for their crime.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and Natalia Kanem, United Nations Population Fund Executive Director echoed the (...)

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South Sudan’s SSOA cannot be chaired by UN blacklisted leader : Changson

December 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) cannot be headed by a man blacklisted by the United Nations, said a statement attributed to Gabriel Changson faction on Sunday.
Following the contested election of Peter Gadet Yaka at the head of the SSOA on Friday 30 November, the opposition umbrella is now divided into two factions as the former chairman Changson refuses to accept the result of the vote.
Peter Gatdet's supporters point out that the term of the (...)

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UNMISS, SPLM-IO condemn sexual attacks in northern South Sudan

December 2, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Sunday condemned sexual attacks on 125 women and girls in Bentiu-Rubkona area.
The rape was disclosed by Médecins Sans Frontihères (MSF) on Friday saying it took place between 19 and 29 November 2018. The UNAMISS added the women were intercepted by military and civilians in plain clothes while the victims were walking from their villages along roads near Nhialdu and Guit (...)

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Changson would be responsible for S. Sudan SSOA’s split: Akol

December 1, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Gabriel Changson would bear the responsibility for any rift within the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) if he continues to reject the election of Peter Gatdet as a new chairperson of the umbrella.
Akol further stressed their keenness to safeguard SSOA's unity and cohesion, noting that Changson, if he is keen on it, will accept the outcome of the elections that removed him from the presidency.
On Friday, the opposition coalition elected Peter Gatdet as (...)

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Peter Gatdet elected leader of South Sudan Opposition Alliance: spokesperson

November 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - Peter Gatdet Yaka has been elected as the new chairman of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), according to a statement issued by his group South Sudan United Movement (SSUM) on Friday.
However, his election was contested by some members of the alliance saying the SSOA chairperson should be elected by unanimity.
"It was a fair and free election and voting was done through the ballot, where you chose your own choice. The contention was between (...)

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Regional force for Libyan borders contributes to regional stability: Sudan’s FM

November 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan foreign minister Thursday expressed hope that the purpose of the deployment of a regional force along the border with troubled Libya is to bring regional stability, stressing that Libyans only can settle their internal political difference.
Minister El-Dirdeiry Ahmed made his remarks before the Conference of Libya's Neighbouring Countries held in Khartoum to discuss the role of the region to prevent the development of non-states armed groups, terrorism (...)

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Uganda serves as main conduit for weapons to South Sudan: report

November 29, 2018 (JUBA) - A new report released by a London-based independent investigation group says the Ugandan government was the main conduit for weapons including military and surveillance aircraft to the South Sudanese army.
Also, the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) in a report seen by Sudan Tribune says that Khartoum stopped providing ammunition to the SPLA-IO after June 2015.
In return, CAR says that the South Sudanese army and its allied non-state forces from Sudan " have (...)

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South Sudan peace legal panel concludes deliberations on constitutional bill

November 28, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan National Constitution and Amendment Committee (NCAC) wrapped up deliberations on a Constitutional Amendment Bill to incorporate the trivialized peace agreement into the constitution.
Nonetheless, the panel which started its meeting on 5 November failed to finalize the Bill but it will resume discussions next December.
The reconstituted NCAC has 12 months to revise relevant laws and draft new legislation in accordance with the revitalised peace (...)

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SSOA’s nominee for South Sudan VP should be selected on regional basis: Costello

November 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The South Sudan Patriotic Movement leader SSPM Costello Garang Ring advised his allies in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) to pick their nominee for vice-president on regional not tribal criteria.
In addition to the first vice president, the revitalized peace agreement provides to establish during the transitional period four vice-presidents in equal rank among them one to be nominated by the SSOA.
The opposition alliance which is a signatory of (...)

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South Sudan’s Kiir to meet SPLM-N’s al-Hilu in next few days: official

November 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan Army Chief of General Staff, Gen Gabriel Jok Riak, said President Salva Kiir Mayardit would meet with the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-N al-Hilu) Abdel-Azziz al-Hilu in Juba during the next few days.
Earlier this month, South Sudanese government said it will host peace talks between the Sudanese government and all the armed groups in Sudan including Darfur movements.
Also, Juba announced a mediation to reunite the two (...)

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