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Security Council renews arms embargo on South Sudan

May 31, 2019 (UNITED NATIONS) — The United Nations Security Council Thursday extended for an additional year the arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan.
The Resolution 2471 was adopted by a vote of 10 in favour with five abstentions, which were from three African countries in the Council, Russia and China.
South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, and Equatorial Guinea stressed the need to give IGAD mediation efforts more time, to achieve the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. (...)

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South Sudan monitory body urges activation of troops’ cantonment

May 29, 2019 (JUBA) - More than two weeks after the extension of the pre-transitional period, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Wednesday urged the South Sudanese peace partners to activate the troops' cantonment process.
The Kenyan Gen Augostino Njoroge, the Interim Chairperson of the RJMEC, made his remarks before the 6th RJMEC Plenary in Juba on Wednesday, 29 May.
“It is my firm belief that the operationalization of cantonment is the key to getting the (...)

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South Sudan Security Arrangements body calls to focus on troops’ cantonment

May 10, 2019 (JUBA) - The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMVM) Friday called to focus on the troops' cantonment activities during the extended pre-transitional period.
The South Sudanese peace partners and the IGAD Council of Ministers have both approved the extension of the pre-transitional period for six months. Also, they underscored the need for an urgent workshop to define a roadmap and implementation schedules for the pending tasks. (...)

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SPLA-IO denies accusations of troops recruitment in South Sudan

May 9, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO denied reports about troops recruitment carried by its military top commanders saying it was part of a propaganda campaign aiming to tarnish its military leadership.
The peace partner was reacting to claims that Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff who is believed to be in Biel State and Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, the Deputy Chief of General Staff for operations are mobilizing and recruiting forces into the SPLA IO ranks and file.
The (...)

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RJMEC calls on South Sudanese to agree on the best for peace implementation

May 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The acting head of the Joint Monitoring And Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) has advised the South Sudanese parties to agree on the best course of action for the peace implementation process stressing that the pending tasks are the most critical.
The signatories of the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan Thursday launched a meeting convened by the IGAD to deliberate on the move forward as many key matters of the revitalized peace agreement remain unimplemented (...)

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South Sudan security killed two opponents: UN report

May 1, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan security service killed two opposition activists after kidnapping them in Kenya in January 2017 said, a report by UN panel of experts.
Aggry Iddri, SPLM(IO) National Committee Chairperson of Humanitarian Affairs and Dong Samuel, Human Rights activist disappeared in Nairobi after their kidnapping by South Sudan on 23 and 24 January 2017, respectively.
After, the signing of the revitalized peace agreement, Juba released several political detainees but denied (...)

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South Sudan’s NDM joins calls to extend pre-transitional period

April 28, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan National Democratic Movement (NDM) has joined calls to extend the pre-transitional period for six months to implement the needed measures before the launch of the transitional government.
Pre-transitional period Key benchmarks, like unifying the national army and drawing internal boundaries are lagging far behind schedule due to the lack of funds and need for additional discussions due to flaws in the peace agreement particularly with regard to the (...)

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South Sudan’s Machar did not try to escape Khartoum

April 26, 2019 (JUBA) - Source close to the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar dismissed reports about plans by the designate first vice-president to quit Khartoum and to move to the Upper Nile region in South Sudan.
The fake reports claimed that Machar's house in Khartoum had been besieged by the Sudanese army to prevent his departure without the knowledge of the transitional military council.
However, a source close to the opposition leader who requested anonymity told Sudan Tribune that Machar (...)

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Kiir, Museveni discuss South Sudan peace implementation

April 4, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday briefed his Ugandan counterpart and peace guarantor on the implementation of the revitalized agreement signed in September 2018.
Kiir made a working visit to Kampala where he was welcomed by the Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa before to be received by President Museveni at the State House in Entebbe.
Kiir "briefed me on the progress of implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement. Despite a few challenges, there (...)

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SPLM-IO officials call to end Machar’s confinement in Sudan

April 4, 2019 (JUBA) - Since several days, SPLM-IO local officials across South Sudan have launched a campaign calling on the IGAD to end the confinement of their leader who is now residing in Sudan after the signing of the peace agreement.
Riek Machar was confined by the regional body in South Africa to prevent escalation of the conflict in South Sudan after the first attempt to implement the peace agreement in July 2016.
Also, the IGAD leaders decided to keep him in Khartoum until the (...)

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Prioritize security arrangements to South Sudan’s gov’t formation: SPLM-IO

April 2, 2019 (JUBA) - Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) said the priority should be given to the formation of the unified army before to set up the transition government, and called on the IGAD and Troika country to support this call.
The slow implementation of the revitalized peace agreement due to the lack of funds has mainly impacted key steps to be implemented during the six-month pre-interim period: formation of the unified national army and to and defining (...)

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South Sudan holdout group rejects CTSAMVM claims of violating ceasefire

March 30, 2019 (JUBA) - The National Salvation Front (NAS) rejected Saturday statements by the head of the ceasefire monitoring body (CTSAMVM) who accused the group of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement and cast doubts about the neutrality of the mechanism.
In a speech delivered before the CTSAMVM board members on 26 March, Gen Desta Abiche Ageno accused NAS fighters of committing a number of attacks stressing they clearly violated the Agreement on Cessation and Hostilities (...)

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For inclusive participation in South Sudan governance

By Beny Gideon Mabor
A young man or woman who has a good memory to keep stories can sit around the table with elders”. African proverb
The Republic of South Sudan is the youngest member state of the community of nations. Equally important to note is that South Sudan immediately after independence in July 2011 and until the date has ratified and acceded to a good number of international and regional economic communities (RECs) compared to other African nation-states during their (...)

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SPLA-IO condemns attack on peace convoy in South Sudan’s state

March 27, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLA-IO dissociated itself from an ambush on a boat carrying a peace delegation heading to Nasir from the group-controlled Mandeng area of Sobat/Latjor state in the Upper Nile region.
According to a statement he released on Wednesday Col. Lam Paul Gabriel SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson said unidentified gunmen attacked the boat on 26 March killing a Member of Parliament got killed including security personnel from the SPLA IO.
The boat captain and another (...)

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South Sudan peace partners to punish officers denying access to ceasefire monitors

March 26, 2019 (JUBA) - The ceasefire monitoring and verification body, CTSAMVM, decided to sanction military officers who refuse to cooperate with the monitoring teams, as several cases have been reported recently.
During its 9th meeting of the technical committee on 20-21 March, the CTSAMVM reported that there were 10 incidents of denial by the SSPDF/NSS and 2 by the SPLM/A-IO.
Already during its 8th meeting, the ceasefire body underscored the denial of access for verification by some (...)

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South Sudan system of governance divides opposition groups: PDM leader

March 26, 2019 (JUBA) - The opposition People's Democratic Movement (PDM) Hakim Dario Tuesday said they diverge with the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) on the system of governance.
Recently, the PDM complained that the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan excluded them from the consultations with the non-signatory to join the revitalized peace agreement.
Also, its former partners in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) who also rejected the revitalized pact formed (...)

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South Sudan president top Vatican diplomat discuss peace implementation

March 22, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and top Vatican diplomat discussed Friday discussed ways the Pope can support the peace process and reconciliation in South Sudan.
On 16 March, Kiir paid a visit to the Vatican City State where he discussed with Pope Francis ways in which the Catholic Church can contribute to achieving reconciliation and reconstruction in South Sudan.
Also, he held a meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and (...)

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Talks with IGAD about South Sudan peace are stalled over alliance’s recognition: SSNDA

March 19, 2019 (JUBA) - The opposition South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) chaired by Thomas Cirilio said ready to resume discussions on joining the revitalized peace agreement, stressing on the need to recognize their coalition.
The SSNDA is formed by a number of groups formerly members of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) as they have rejected the revitalized pact. The umbrella includes NAS, NDM, SSNMC and UDRA. The PDM of Hakim Dario is no longer a member of the (...)

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