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Nine humanitarian workers released in South Sudan: aid group

May 18, 2018 (JUBA) - World Vision, a U.S. humanitarian group, Friday, announced the release of nine aid workers recently abducted in war-torn South Sudan.
The workers had been captured on 14 May, said the statement but it didn't disclose who and where the kidnapping took place.
However, World Vision said they have been released thanks to UNOCHA which worked with the local authorities to free them.
“We are grateful our staff members and others have returned and we are thankful for the (...)

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UN deploys more peacekeepers to S. Sudan’s Unity state

May 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity state to protect civilians who are being targeted in clashes between the government and rebel troops, the world body announced on Thursday.
The move comes just days after the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock urged all the warring parties involved in South Sudan's conflict to cease hostilities and protect civilians and (...)

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South Sudan president sets conditions for future peace deal

May 17, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has unveiled conditions for a future peace agreement, saying he would not accept any agreement creating two armies, dissolution of the security sector and the return of his former frits deputy in government and party in an official capacity.
The South Sudanese leader made the remark during a brief to the Dinka Council of Elders members who paid a courtesy visit to his official residence in Juba on Thursday evening.
"I told them you (...)

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UN official urges South Sudan to protect aid workers

May 16, 2018 (JUBA) – The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock has urged all the warring parties involved in South Sudan's conflict to cease hostilities and protect civilians and aid workers.
"The conflict in South Sudan is now in its fifth year. Ordinary people are suffering on an unimaginable scale. The peace process has so far produced nothing. The cessation of hostilities is a fiction. The economy has collapsed," (...)

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S. Sudan’s Machar declines IGAD offer to move him out of South Africa

May 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) leader Riek Machar has declined the decision of the IGAD to move him to another country, reiterating his demand to allow him to circulate freely, said the Sudanese acting foreign ministry
On Tuesday a delegation from the IGAD Council of Ministers led by the Ethiopian State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene met with Machar to discuss their decision of last March to lift his confinement in Pretoria (...)

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Lessons for South Sudan and IGAD-Led peace forum

James Okuk, PhD
“The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle. “For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in power” – Machiavelli. “It is not by the concentration of powers, but by their distribution, that good government is effected” – Thomas Jefferson. “There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish” – Julius Nyerere.
I - WHAT SHOULD BE AT STAKE FOR SOUTH SUDAN IN THE HLRF?
All the above quoted (...)

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Pres. Kiir declares 30 days of mourning following the death of TGoNU

President Salva Kiir has declared a period of one month of mourning following the death of the Transitional Government of National Unity or TGoNU as it’s more commonly known. Flags will be flown at half-mast and to end the mourning... Continue Reading ...

Pres. Kiir declares 30 days of mourning following the death of TGoNU

President Salva Kiir has declared a period of one month of mourning following the death of the Transitional Government of National Unity or TGoNU as it’s more commonly known. Flags will be flown at half-mast and to end the mourning... Continue Reading ...

SPLA: Past, Present and Hopes

Exactly 35 years ago, South Sudanese joined by some Sudanese aggrieved by the government in Khartoum established the SPLM/SPLA. On this day in May 1983, soldiers of the Sudanese army based in Bor, Pochalla, and...

UNISFA mandate extended

The UN Security Council has once again extended the mandate for its interim forces in Abyei area for another six months. Yesterday, the Council unanimously agreed to extend the peacekeeping mission until mid-November with a...

S. Sudan rival parties make no major progress in peace talks

May 15, 2018 (JUBA) - The latest round of regional-mediated South Sudanese peace talks ended with no progress toward a political settlement as government offensives continued in opposition-held areas.
Rival parties in South Sudan's conflict meeting in Ethiopia for consultations aimed at bridging the existing gaps, ended without a significant breakthrough, dashing hopes and sparking fears of the resumption of major attacks.
Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said the government (...)

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S. Sudan peace monitor urges warring parties to reach deal

May 14, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese parties at the forum should put the interest of the country first and make compromises necessary to achieve resolution of all the outstanding issues, Festus Mogae, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) chairman said.
“This country has missed so many opportunities to make durable peace and we should not allow the HLRF [High Level Revitalization Forum] to be squandered,” he told reporters in Juba on Monday.
The Intergovernmental Authority on (...)

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S. Sudan rebel faction condemn threats to kill former army chief

May 14, 2018 (NAIROBI/JUBA) - A member of South Sudan United Front (SSUF), a rebel movement allied to ex-army chief, Gen. Paul Malong has condemned President Salva Kiir's alleged threat to kill former foreign minister, Deng Alor and ex-diplomat Telar Riing Deng.
Kiir, Juba Laberti website reported, threatened to eliminate Malong, Telar and Alor for conspiring against his government and disclosing sensitive information on national security to Washington with the aim of toppling his regime. (...)

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S. Sudan’s Kiir, rebel leader Machar must face ICC: group

May 14, 2018 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar should face the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide they allegedly committed, a diaspora group said in statement.
South Sudan Equatorial Community in the Diaspora, said various reports have accused both leaders of gross human rights violations.
“There are already reports incriminating them and they should be indicted for the crimes committed in the (...)

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Use financial sanctions on South Sudanese leaders but don’t cut aid: Prendergast

May 13, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - John Prendergast, the founding director Enough Project Sunday said cutting humanitarian aid to South Sudan would not affect the government of President Salva Kiir and called to use financial tools to target the country leaders.
Prendergast made his call in an interview with the popular NPR radio station after a statement by the White House saying it would initiate a comprehensive review of its assistance programs to South Sudan.
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SPLM-IO accuses S Sudan government forces of fresh attacks

May 12, 2018 (JUBA) - The main armed opposition-led by former first vice president Riek Machar claimed that the South Sudanese government forces continue to wage attacks on its position in different localities in a breach of the signed ceasefire.
Lam Paul Gabriel, on Saturday, issued a statement saying the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) attacked their positions in Western Bahr el-Ghazal region and the Western Equatoria region.
The rebel deputy spokesperson their fighters Friday (...)

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Juba maintains objection to Machar’s participation in S. Sudan cabinet

May 12, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan's government delegation to a recent meeting with IGAD mediators has reiterated its rejection to the personal participation of the exiled former first vice president Riek Machar in the future transitional administration.
Juba declared its position in a consultations meeting held in Addis Ababa from May 10-12, 2018 including the government, the SPLM-IO and other groups, as the IGAD mediation on the other side has invited the stakeholders for the next peace (...)

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