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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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SPLA-IO disseminates peace agreement among fighters in S. Sudan’s Bieh

October 4, 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-IO Governor of Bieh State urged the fighters of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army In Opposition (SPLA-IO) to abide by the signed revitalized peace agreement and to fully ceasefire on fronts.
The SPLA-IO held a three-day meeting for the senior military officers in Bieh state in the Greater Upper Nile region to disseminate the peace agreement ahead of the implementation of the security arrangements on 12 October.
The conference was officially opened by the (…)


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SPLM-IO denies Machar travel to Juba with Sudan’s Bashir for peace celebration

September 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) denied reports that its leader Riek Machar will go to Juba for a celebration of the signed revitalized peace agreement with President Omer al-Bashir.
Press reports in Khartoum said that Sudanese President al-Bashir convinced Machar to go o the peace celebration with him in the same plane and return back to Khartoum together.
Manawa Peter Gatkuoth SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National (…)


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Refugees urge S. Sudan warring parties to implement peace accord

September 23, 2018 (GULU) – A group of refugees living in Uganda have appealed to South Sudan’s warring factions to ensure the recently signed peace agreement is fully implemented.
The group, which comprised of 20 youth, were deliberating at a one-day workshop organized by Remembering Ones We Lost (ROWL) on the theme ‘Youth dialogue on sustainable peace in South Sudan’.
A public memorial aimed at remembering all the victims of the conflict and armed violence in South Sudan, ROWL compiles (…)


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SPLM-IO Liberation Council endorses South Sudan revitalized peace agreement

September 22, 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-IO National Liberation Council (SPLM-IO NCL) Saturday endorsed the revitalized peace agreement paving the way for the group leader to take part in the implementation pre-transitional period process which will begin soon.
In a statement released Saturday, the NCL said it held a two-day meeting in Khartoum from 21 to 22 September to deliberate and ratify the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan which was (…)


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S. Sudanese rebels accuse government of violating ceasefire

September 4, 2018 (JUBA) – The armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has accused the Juba government, one of the key partners in the ongoing peace process, of violating the recent ceasefire agreement by allegedly launching series of attacks on their positions.
The attacks, it said, has created a setback to reconciliation efforts.
“In addition to their recent attack on our positions in Kupera, another gun battle erupted when the SPLA [Sudan People’s Liberation Army] stormed our positions at (…)


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S. Sudanese rebels say recaptured two Yei River state areas

August 2, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s main rebel group (SPLM-IO) say they recaptured from government troops two areas ofYei River state.
“This morning, our gallant forces under a joint command of Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Lemi Lo Mukaya, Col. Samuel Gai and Col. Noel Lomeri launched a coordinated counter-attack after the SPLA captured Jamara and Kupera last Wednesday,” the group said in a statement.
“The anti-peace SPLA [South Sudan army] have been successfully flushed out and we have seized full (…)


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James Dak’s family renews calls for South Sudan president to release him

August 26, 2018 (JUBA) – The family of the imprisoned SPLM-IO leader spokesperson Sunday renewed calls for his release from jail saying he developed a variety of health problem.
Last Monday, the South Sudanese government announced the release of 21 political prisoners “as a sign of peace” but their identities were not disclosed. The move came after the signing of an agreement on the outstanding issues of governance in Khartoum on 5 August.
The government and opposition groups on 27 June (…)


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SPLM-IO says dismayed by Kiir’s amnesty for Machar

August 9, 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-In Opposition said they received with shock news about the presidential amnesty for its leader Riek Machar saying it is an insult in the face of the peace process.
“The SPLA IO is dismayed by the statement of Salva Kiir trending media yesterday the 8/8/2018, that he gave Amnesty to Dr Machar,” said a statement released by the SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel on Saturday.
“This is not an only gimmick but an insult in the face of the signed CoH (…)


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SPLM-IO rebukes calls for Equatorians to join Bakasoro & Cirilo

August 2, 2018 (JUBA) – The spokesperson of the main armed opposition group has reprimanded Equatorians calling on SPLM-IO members from the greater Equatoria to join two groups led by opposition leader from the region and to quit Machar group.
As the signing of a revitalized peace agreement is approaching, there are calls in the social media for Equatorians to join two groups led by two Equatrians: former governor Joseph Bangazi Bakasoro and former army General Thomas.
The calls claimed (…)


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Fighting erupts around South Sudan’s Wau town

July 20, 2018 (WAU) – Heavy fighting on Friday broke out between the government army and SPLA-IO rebels in South Sudan Wau state, while both sides accuse each other of starting the hostilities. The fighting took place in Ngo-Bagari Bagari, located 12 miles south-west of Wau, with heavy artilleries sounds being hard throughout the day.
The government and rebel groups signed a permanent ceasefire on 27 June 2018 in Khartoum, in the latest attempt to end the ongoing conflict.
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SPLM-IO denies plans to attack South Sudan roads

July 14, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition group Saturday slammed false press reports published in Juba about alleged by SPLM-Io generals plan dubbed ” Unknown gunmen” to attack and loot civilians and commercial convoys across the country.
“This is completely an unfounded allegations meant to tarnish the image of the SPLA IO something that a media outlet is supposed to avoid professionally,” said Lam Paul Gabriel SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson.
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SPLM-IO repulses govt attack on its positions in Yei River State: rebel spokesperson

July 12, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese main armed opposition group said its fighters have repulsed an expected attack on one of its is positions in Yei River state, killing five government troops.
“This morning the 12/07/2018 at about 09:50 AM the regime’s forces left their base of Sokare and launched an aggressive attack against the SPLA IO defensive position in Mangalatore, Kajo keji,” said Lam Paul Gabriel SPLM-IO deputy military spokesperson.
The rebel spokesperson had previously warned (…)


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SPLM-IO accuses South Sudan army of fresh attack in River Yei

July 10, 2018 (JUBA) – As discussions over the governance chapter are stalled in Khartoum, the main armed opposition SPLM-IO Tuesday accused the South Sudanese government army of attacking its positions in Yei River State.
“This morning the 10/07/2018, over 200 regime’s soldiers went out of Morobo Town and attacked the SPLA IO base at Isebi in Lujulo Payam of Morobo County, Yei River State,” said SPLM-IO military spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel.
In a second statement, Gabriel further said Yei (…)


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South Sudanese warring parties exchange accusations of breaching ceasefire

June 30, 2018 (JUBA) – With the start of the permanent ceasefire in South Sudan on Saturday, the warring parties traded accusations of attacks in Wau state.
The SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel issued a statement claiming that the government army on Saturday morning carried out an attack on their position in Mlboro, Wau State.
“The aggressors came from Wau and Aweil on 14 Land Cruisers, 3 Woral trucks and 4 APCs. This happened just hours after the ceasefire takes effect. The (…)


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Blunders of SPLM-IO

Blunders of SPLM-IO
By Duop Chak Wuol
Fighting against an established system is not theatrical. The general rule for an armed rebellion is not to appease people; it is to fight for a cause using necessary political and military means. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition’s (SPLM-IO) strategy of focusing too much on peace and ignoring arming its military wing, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO), is not a plausible policy. If the SPLM-IO wants to win the (…)


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S. Sudan rebels warn over “fake” news on peace talks

June 26, 2018 (NAIROBI) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has warned its members and the public not to get news on the ongoing peace process through “fake” channels.
“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) is a popular movement and our members will be aware of any final decision that is made,” the group said in a statement signed by its chairman for information, Mabior Garang.
In the 26 June release, the armed opposition movement appealed to members to only rely on information from official (…)


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SPLM-IO accuses South Sudan army of fresh attacks in Wau

June 25, 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-IO on Monday accused the South Sudanese government forces of carrying out a series of attack on its positions in Wau State and called on the ceasefire body to investigate into the claims.
SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel said the army since two days ago attacked several rebel positions in Wau state including Omboro, Bagari, Engo halima and Baslia, adding they have inflicted heavy casualties on the assailants.
On Monday morning “at about 6:00AM (…)


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