South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
Monday 18 March
- The Defence Ministries of Sudan and South Sudan agreed to demilitarise the disputed common borders by the next month.
- IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ismail Wais, said that the formation of a new unity government is facing key obstacles. The revitalised peace agreement is already behind schedule and a unified army has not yet been trained.
Tuesday 19 March
- The SPLM-IO called for an investigation after an alleged pro-government militia attacked civilians in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
- The South Sudan National Democratic Alliance announced they are ready to resume discussions on joining the revitalised peace agreement, but IGAD stated that the mediation will not acknowledge any new group formed after the signing of the peace agreement on 12 September.
Wednesday 20 March
- National Salvation Front said its recent talks with IGAD failed, and argued it was because IGAD refused to renegotiate the revitalised peace agreement.
- African Arguments: “South Sudan: How Warring Parties Play International Donors”
Sunday 24 March
- The mobile telecommunication company MTN said it is investing at least USD 30 million in revitalising and expanding its operations.
- The Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to build health facilities across the country.
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