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Sudan’s FM proposes joint meeting between IGAD and Troika on South Sudan peace

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Monday has proposed to hold a joint meeting of the IGAD foreign ministers and their counterparts from the Troika countries to discuss ways to support the negotiations for peace in South Sudan, which began its final round in Khartoum.
The proposition was made public by the foreign ministry spokesperson Gharib-Allah Khidir in a statement released after a meeting between the foreign minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and the U.S., Britain and Norway as well (…)


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Sudan’s FM proposes joint meeting between IGAD and Troika on South Sudan peace

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan Monday has proposed to hold a joint meeting of the IGAD foreign ministers and their counterparts from the Troika countries to discuss ways to support the negotiations for peace in South Sudan, which began its final round in Khartoum.
The proposition was made public by the foreign ministry spokesperson Gharib-Allah Khidir in a statement released after a meeting between the foreign minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and the U.S., Britain and Norway as well (…)


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Collusion and harmful actions against South Sudan peace process

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi
For a very long time now since the war in South Sudan erupted in 2013, there have been accusations that some South Sudanese political actors together with others in the region and in the international community are conspiring to make South Sudan ungovernable so that the situation could be used as a pretext for the Country to be taken over by a foreign body in collaboration with those South Sudanese or have the country placed under the United Nations for some (…)


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South Sudan parties start final phase of peace talks

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The IGAD mediation has formally launched in Khartoum the final phase of talks on the pending issues and the modalities of implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, as they have one week to finalize their discussions before the 19 of August.
According to the agenda seen by Sudan Tribune, the parties will discuss the Article 4 of the governance chapter on the number and boundaries of states, the creation of five new ministries and their clustering, (…)


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South Sudanese army killed 232 civilians in April-May attacks: UN report

August 12, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese army and its allied militias have been accused of killing over two hundreds civilians, committing rape and burning villages in a series of attacks carried out in southern Unity region from 16 April to 24 May 2018.
Based on the findings of an investigation carried out by the UNMISS Human Rights Division’s, (HRD), the peacekeeping mission and the UN human rights body OHCHR released a joint report documenting grave human right violation against civilians (…)


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South Sudanese parties to resume talks on final peace agreement

August 11, 2018 (JUBA) – Talks on the final implementation matrix and the review of several issues in the signed governance agreement will resume on Sunday, said the South Sudanese government spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth.
In a meeting held in Khartoum on Friday, the IGAD Council of Ministers adopted a draft matrix on the remaining items for the final document of a revitalized peace agreement. The meeting further decided to extend the talks in Khartoum until the 19 of August.
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Security Council says alarmed by food insecurity in South Sudan

August 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council Friday said alarmed by the level of food insecurity in South Sudan and called to allow unfettered humanitarian access to the needy in the troubled country.
The Council was briefed on the humanitarian and security situations in South Sudan by UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom, and head of the UN mission in South Sudan David (…)


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Recent arrangements for peace in South Sudan are “not realistic”: Troika

August 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The Troika countries Friday warned the IGAD mediators against the unsustainability of the arrangements recently agreed by the South Sudanese parties to resolve the outstanding governance and security issues.
“We are concerned that the arrangements agreed to date are not realistic or sustainable. Given their past leadership failures, South Sudanese leaders will need to behave differently and demonstrate commitment to peace and good governance,” said a joint (…)


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IGAD extends South Sudan peace talks until 19 August

August 10, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The IGAD Council of Ministers Thursday has adopted an implementation matrix and decided that the Khartoum round of talks will continue until the 19 August.
The 64th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers took place in Khartoum on the 9th of August 2018 to discuss issues “that should be dealt with to prepare a full document of a Comprehensive Revitalized ARCSS”
In a statement released after the meeting from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian foreign (…)


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President Kiir orders South Sudan’s army to integrate ex-rebels

August 9, 2018 (JUBA) – President Salva Kiir who is also the commander-in-chief of the national army has instructed the South Sudanese military to turn their back to the war and prepare themselves to welcome and integrate the former rebels who will join them soon to form one army.
Within 8 months from the beginning of the transitional period, the rebel fighters shall integrate the national army after receiving the necessary training. the quick integration of the armed groups was one the (…)


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HRW urges release of South Sudan peace activist

August 9, 2018 – (JUBA) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) Friday urged the South Sudanese authorities to release or to take to the court Peter Biar Ajak, a peace activist that has been detained without charges since the 28th July.
Further, the rights group stressed that Ajak’s detention is part of a deeply troubling pattern of increasing repression in the country and called for reforms to guarantee the rights of detainees and to curb the sweeping powers of security agents.
“South Sudan’s security (…)


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President Kiir pardons SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar

August 8, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has pardoned the leader of the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, Riek Machar after nearly five years of fighting, said a presidential decree released on Wednesday.
In accordance with the Republican Order Number 14/2018 the President granted a “general amnesty to the leader of SPLM-IO Dr Riek Machar Teny and other estranged groups who waged war against the Government of the Republic of South Sudan from 2013 to date.”
Kiir and (…)


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Kenyan experts to join Sudanese mediation for peace in South Sudan

August 7, 2018 (JUBA) – Kenya will dispatch a team of expert to participate with the Sudanese mediators in the handling of the last round of talks on the modalities of implementation of the revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).
According to a statement released by the IGAD, the decision was taken by the leaders of the East African bloc in Khartoum on 5 August when they decided that President Omer al-Bashir shall continue facilitating the talks (…)


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British minister congratulates Khartoum for South Sudan governance agreement

August 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – British Minister of State for Africa Tuesday Harriett Baldwin congratulated Sudan for the tireless efforts to bring the South Sudanese parties to sign an agreement on the outstanding issues of governance and power-sharing
Baldwin is in a three-day visit to Sudan for talks on bilateral relations in an effort to consolidate relations with its former colony in East African and develop economic relations.
Her visit started 24-hours after the signing of the toughly (…)


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SSOA signed S. Sudan governance deal because its demands have been answered

August 7, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said they signed the agreement on the outstanding issues of governance because it had been changed upon the request of President Omer al-Bashir.
The opposition umbrella surprised the attendance and TV audience with the appearance of the SSOA leader Gabriel Changson Chang and SPLM-FDs leading member Deng Alor at the Friendship Hall among the signatories of the agreement.
In a joint statement on 3 August, the two groups (…)


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Western countries call to release prominent South Sudanese activist

August 6, 2018 (JUBA) – European Union and Troika diplomats in Juba called on the South Sudanese government to free Peter Biar Ajak, a prominent critic who has been arrested without charges at Juba airport since nine days. “We are deeply troubled by the arrest and ongoing detention by the South Sudanese National Security Service (NSS) of youth activist Peter Biar Ajak on the morning of Saturday 28 July 2018,” says a joint statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Monday. The statement, which (…)


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South Sudan: Confidence building not only required but essential

By Adeeb Yousif
This article is intended to address the topic of mistrust, to enable scholars, practitioners, peace-builders, policy-makers and actors operating in South Sudan to better understand the dilemma, and find the best methods, needs, to deal with mistrust. Moreover, the article aims to draw the attention of the mediation and facilitation teams such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Troika, the African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN) need to play a (…)


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Another opposition group distances itself from South Sudan Governance deal

August 6, 2018 (JUBA) – The National Salvation Front (NAS) which is part of the opposition umbrella South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Monday distanced itself from the agreement on outstanding issues of governance.
SSOA leader Gabriel Changson Chang and SPLM-FDs leading member Deng Alor on Sunday signed the governance deal with President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar after a meeting with the IGAD leaders where they were informed that the talks will continue in Khartoum and (…)


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