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Cirilo says only new peace deal will stop war in South Sudan

February 17, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebel leader Thomas Cirilo said he would continue to fight the government until a new peace deal is signed.
“We're not going to stop. If Juba thinks that without bullets we're not going to be able to protect ourselves and our people they're wrong,” Cirilo told the U.S.-based Vice News on Friday.
“We need a governance system which renders services to the people of South Sudan,” he further said.
The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) and several (...)

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South Sudan to cut one-day’s pay for peace implementation

February 13, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan government will deduct one-day pay from the salaries of the civil servants to fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the information minister said on Tuesday.
"The cabinet decided that all the employees in the public sector should monthly contribute a one-day pay from their salaries for the next four months in the interest of the peace," Michael Makuei told reporters in Juba.
The decision comes within the government efforts to (...)

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Holdout opposition accuses South Sudan army of preparing new attacks

February 8, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan's opposition alliance said concerned by the repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities by the government forces and accused Juba of preparing new attacks in the upcoming days.
During the past weeks, the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo issued several statements about clashes with the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) and accused the government army of violating the ceasefire.
On Sunday, NAS allied groups issued a (...)

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IGAD envoy urged to bring holdout groups to South Sudan peace pact

February 4, 2019 (JUBA) - Expressing concern over the continued clashes between the government and holdout groups in Yei River State, the head of the ceasefire monitoring mechanism Monday urged the IGAD mediator to bring them to join the revitalized peace agreement.
The Chairman of CTSAMVM Desta Abiche Ageno made his call in a regular meeting of the mechanism in Juba to discuss the status of the enforcement of the security arrangements, including the ceasefire implementation and recent (...)

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NAS rebels accuse Juba of new attacks, say South Sudan’s ceasefire is dead

January 31, 2019 (JUBA) - The National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo (NAS-TC) Thursday said its fighters have repulsed attacks on its positions in Yei River Stat during two days by the government army adding that the ceasefire is "technically dead".
The rebel NAS-TC which is non-signatory of the revitalized peace agreement and the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) have recently clashed in several areas in Central and Western part of the Equatoria province.
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NAS warns against possible attacks on its position by South Sudan army

January 29, 2019 (JUBA) - The armed opposition National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo (NAS-TC) once again accused the South Sudanese government of preparing to attack their positions in Yei and Roken and warned by they will not stand idly by.
A week ago, the non-signatory rebel group clashed with the South Sudan People's Defence Forces (SSPDF) in Mukaya Payam, North of Yei town, Yei-Maridi road, and in Rokon area West of the capital Juba on Juba-Maridi road.
Citing intelligence they (...)

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President Kiir denounces corruption among South Sudan military leadership

January 24, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan's President and commander in chief of the armed forces Salva Kiir has denounced the corrupt military leader and accused them of stealing the food of his troops.
The President made his remarks on Thursday in a speech at the award ceremony organized at the army headquarters in Juba on the honour of the former military leadership of the SPLA in recognition of their heroic role and sacrifices during the liberation struggle.
The awardees were Vice President (...)

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NAS rebels report three clashes with South Sudanese army

January 21, 2018 (JUBA) - The holdout National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo (NAS-TC) during the past two days repulsed an attack by the South Sudanese government forces and clashed with them in two separate positions in Yei River and Jubek States.
NAS-TC-spokesperson Suba Samuel Manase said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune that the government forces assaulted their position in Mukaya Payam, North of Yei town on Saturday 19 January.
Manase said the rebel forces clashed (...)

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Donors decline to fund South Sudan ceasefire monitors

January 16, 2018 (JUBA) - International donors have snubbed calls to fund South Sudan peace monitors putting at risk the functioning of the body responsible for monitoring and verifying the implementation permanent ceasefire revealed its chairman body, Maj Gen Desta Abiche Ageno.
Speaking at the 7th meeting of the Technical Committee of Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) in Juba on Wednesday, Ageno told the participants that the (...)

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SPLM-IO denies defection of Gen Johnson Olony

January 15, 2019 (JUBA) - The Sudan people's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) dismissed a recent press report claiming the defection of Gen Johnson Olony from the group as a result of his rejection of the revitalized peace agreement. Two days ago an online news website has reported that Gen Olony rejects the peace pact because it didn't addressee the cause of the Chollo people, and according he would not stop the war against the South Sudanese government.
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South Sudan peace partners to launch pilot project for unified army

January 13, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese peace partners have agreed to establish one pilot project for the troops' cantonment and training for the future unified national army, said the SPLA-IO spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel.
In line with the security arrangements agreed in the revitalized peace pact, the parties have to disengage troops and establish assembly points and cantonment sites within thirty (30) days of the signing.
However, three months after the peace agreement, the parties (...)

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African Union’s PSC backs IGAD force for South Sudan despite UN reluctance

December 1 January 2018 (JUBA) - The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) backed the deployment of an IGAD force within the UN Mission in South Sudan despite the growing UN reservations over the force and its role in the peace process.
Following the signing of the revitalized peace agreement last September, former UN Special Envoy for South Sudan Nicholas Haysom strongly supported the deployment of IGAD forces in South Sudan within the UNMISS saying only the region can fill the (...)

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SSNMC-Bakasoro denies responsibility for attacks in S. Sudan’s Yei

December 30, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) led by Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro, the former governor of Western Equatoria distanced itself from a series of attacks in Yei and pointed an accusing finger to a splinter faction that joined the holdout groups.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday, the SSNMC Spokesperson Daniel Zingifuaboro said they were informed on Saturday 29 December 2018, that the Movement's fighters in Yei committed attacks (...)

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CEPO’s oversight observation report on the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

November 30, 2018
PEACE OBSERVATORY FINDINGS
Abstract: This report intended to demonstrate progress made and challenges faced during the second month of implementing the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. The second month for the implementation of R-ARCSS was encouraging and motivating if the parties' signatories to the agreement will maintain trust and confidence for working together for inclusive and diverse government for transforming the society from (...)

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South Sudan peace partners hold big peace celebration in Bentiu

December 26, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army chief of staff General Gabriel Jok Riak and the SPLA-IO Deputy Chief of staff Lt. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley joined thousands of South Sudanese in Bentiu to celebrate the revitalized peace agreement last Monday.
The function which was organized by the Northern Liech Governor Nguen Monytuil Wijang was also attended by the SPLM-IO Governor of Northern Liech Tor Tunguar who came with an important political and military delegation.
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Gadet’s election as South Sudan opposition leader frightens his detractors: Akol

December 25, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Lam Akol, the leader of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) defended Peter Gadet's election at the chairmanship of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), adding that the other faction has been terrified by the support he has got.
The election of Peter Gatdet at the head of the opposition coalition last November sparked a rift between two camps within the opposition alliance one led by the incumbent chairman Gabriel Changson and the other headed by Lam (...)

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IGAD, Troika condemn attack on CTSAMVM team by South Sudan forces

December 21, 2018 (JUBA) - The IGAD and Troika countries condemned the recent assault on the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mission (CTSAMVM) team by South Sudanese soldiers while they conducting their activities in Luri area of Jubek state, Central Equatoria.
In a statement released on Saturday, the IGAD Council of Ministers said they learned with "deep shock" about the detention, physical assault and abuse perpetrated upon CTSAMVM team by men (...)

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South Sudan’s President Kiir, SPLA-IO Teny discuss peace implementation

December 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - President Salva Kiir Friday discussed peace implementation with Angelina Teny SPLA-IO Chairperson of National Committee for Defence and Security who is in Juba for the meetings of the security arrangements committee.
The meeting, which is part of the trust-building campaign that South Sudanese peace partners agreed to send to the public during the pre-transitional period to encourage national reconciliation, was attended by Presidential Adviser for Security (...)

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