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SPLA-IO denies attacks on Thomas Cirilo forces in South Sudan’s Jubek

November 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO denied claims they attacked the positions of the holdout National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo (NAS-TC) in Jubek State pointing the clashes occurred between defectors and fighters loyal to the leader of the rebel group.
In a statement released on Monday, Lam Paul Gabriel, SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson said that Brig. Gen Peter Yugu Laku and Col. Augustino Modi together with 90% of their fighters returned to the SPLA-IO after (...)

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Released SPLM-IO’s James Dak unable to travel

November 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The wife of the SPLM-IO leader's spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, said her husband is unable to travel outside South Sudan to see his family abroad and undergo medical checkup after his release from prison more than two weeks ago.
"First, I am very thankful to His Excellency President Salva Kiir for pardoning my husband and granting him his freedom, " said Mary Nyahok Chuol, in a statement she extended to Sudan Tribune on Monday.
Mary who lives in exile in a (...)

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South Sudan army, opposition forces held trust-building meetings in 4 states

November 11, 2018 (JUBA) - SPLA-IO military commanders visited their peace partners of the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) in four areas where peace is at risk to build trust and enhance its implementation process.
SPLA-IO military spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel on Sunday said that the visits took place in Bieh, Imotong, Raja, Yei River states.
The purpose of the visits, which took place on Saturday 10 November except for Raja as it was held on Friday, was to discuss peace (...)

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South Sudan army, SPLA-IO agree to allow humanitarian access

November 6, 2108 (JUBA) - Officials from the South Sudanese government army, SSPDF, and the main opposition army, SPLA-IO, agreed to allow humanitarian access and free movement of people around Juba.
Upon the instruction of their two chiefs of staff, the SPLA-IO forces based around Juba, and their peace partners from the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) held a meeting on Sunday 4 November to discuss security measures to ensure humanitarian access to civilians and enable free (...)

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SPLM-IO’s official denies allegations he was behind Dak’s deportation to S. Sudan

November 3, 2018 (JUBA) - The chairperson of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Information and Public Relations Mabior Garang de Mabior dismissed allegations that he was behind the deportation to South Sudan of his Comrade James Gatdet Dak to South Sudan.
An article circulating in the social media attributed to a "freelance journalist embedded with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs" with the names of William Kitonga Machria, claimed that Mabior was behind the arrest and deportation (...)

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South Sudanese leader orders release of SPLM-IO’s James Dak

October 31, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday ordered the release of James Gatdet Dak the spokesperson of SPLM-IO leader.
Kiir announced his decision during the celebration of the peace agreed attended by the regional leaders and in presence of opposition leaders including Riek Machar.
Dak was deported by the Kenyan authorities to Juba on 3 November 2016 because he praised a UN report blaming a Kenyan general who was the UNMISS former force commander for his (...)

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South Sudan’s CTSAMVM is not responsible for political detainees: government

October 30, 2018 (JUBA) - The S. Sudan government consider that the release of political detainees is not the responsibility of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) according to a report released on Tuesday.
On 24 October 2018, the CTSAMVM discussed the issue of political detainees in its third Technical Committee (CTC) meeting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
The release of the "Prisoners of War (PoWs) and detainees" is (...)

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SPLM-IO accuses south Sudanese army of new attacks

October 26, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan's main opposition force SPLM-IO has accused government forces of resuming attacks on their positions in Yei River State a day after claims of attacks in Western Bahr el-Ghazal.
In a short statement, he released on Friday Lam Paul Gabriel said government troops launched an "offensive against the SPLA IO in Kendiri, Kajo-Keji County".
He added that the fighting started at about 7:20 AM of 26 October and vowed to give further details later.
The South (...)

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Machar requested confidence-building measures before to come to Juba: letter

October 24, 2018 (JUBA) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) leader Riek Machar addressed to the President Salva Kiir in which he asks him to take three confidence-building measures before the national peace celebration on 30 October.
In a letter dated 21 October seen by Sudan Tribune Machar welcomed a written invitation to take part in the peace celebration and recalled that he had already welcomed the verbal invitation that Kiir extended to him on 22 September (...)

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Machar to attend South Sudan peace celebration in Juba: SPLM-IO

October 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of South Sudan's main opposition group (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar will take part in the national peace celebration the government plan to hold in Juba Tuesday 30 October.
The announcement was made in Khartoum on Tuesday. following a meeting between Machar and the members of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) who came to brief him about the progress, they achieve in their meetings.
"Machar announced his participation in the national (...)

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South Sudan’s SPLA-IO denies attacks on two other groups

October 21, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, denied accusations by the National Salvation Front of Thomas Cirilo (NAS-TC) that they plan to attack three positions in Yei River State saying it aims to create a negative atmosphere to disturb peace enforcement.
Also, it dismissed claims by the FDP-SSAF that the SPLA-IO forces took their positions outside Nasir County in the Upper Nile region.
According to a statement released in the first hours of Sunday NAS-TC (...)

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South Sudan armed opposition denies abusing civilians in Western Equatoria

October 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The military and political leadership of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and Army In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) has issued a statement denying claims that its fighters have been involved in abuses against civil population in Western Equatoria region, pushing blames instead on the government forces and local commanded militia groups allied to senior government officials at the national level.
Col. Lam Paul Gabriel SPLA IO, Deputy Military Spokesperson of the (...)

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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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