This Week in South Sudan – Week 26

Monday 23 June Kuol Manyan Juuk, South Sudan’s defence minister denied that he wants to resign. Salva Kiir attended the African Union Summit in Equatorial Guinea. The IGAD announced that the Addis Ababa peace talks are adjourned due to disagreements over inclusivity. Warrap authorities denied involvement in cattle raid in Unity State. 7.3 million people… Read more »

This week in South Sudan – Week 25

Monday 16 June The peace talk round planned to commence 16 June was delayed. South Sudan’s Army Chief visited Nasir. The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) condemned the violations of the ceasefire. Tuesday 17 June UN Geneal-Secretary urged the political leaders in South Sudan to form an interim government. Lieutenant-General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 24

Monday 9 June UNMISS opened a new civilian protection site in Malakal. African leaders urged South Sudanese politicians to find peaceful solution. The three-day multi-stakeholders symposium in Addis was concluded. Tuesday 10 June The International Organisation for Migration warned that 2 million people will be displaced in South Sudan by the end of 2014. South… Read more »

This week in South Sudan – Week 22

Monday 26 May South Sudan army denied involvement in assaults on UN staff. The Russian President, Putin, was invited to visit South Sudan. Tuesday 27 May UNHCR announced that more than 70,000 people have fled their homes since the peace agreement was signed 9 May. UNMISS’ mandate was extended and the focus shifted from nation building to protection of… Read more »

The price of fast-track peace-making: Considering May 2014

May 2014 appears to be a momentous month for South Sudanese politics. The government signed two peace agreements on 9th May in Addis Ababa, and the South Sudan Humanitarian Conference took place on 19-20th May in Oslo. Mobilising over USD610, the Oslo conference was a response to the crisis induced by the continuing conflict in South Sudan. Although presented… Read more »