Month: August 2014

This Week in South Sudan – Week 34

Monday 18 August The UN demanded freedom of movement in South Sudan. The South Sudanese government accused the SPLA-in-Opposition of seeking support from Sudan. An SPLM-in-Opposition delegation arrived in Kampala to meet the Ugandan government. Seven people were killed in Lakes State. Tuesday 19 August The radio journalist detained in Juba last week was released. The… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 33

Monday 11 August The US criticised the warring parties for their failure to meet the deadline for the formation of a transitional government. The SPLA-in-Opposition claimed to have killed five government soldiers in Unity State. The South Sudanese government accused the SPLA-in-Opposition of attacking Nasser (Upper Nile State). Machar concluded the talks with the Sudanese… Read more »

State Briefing: Warrap State

Capital: Kuajok Approximate Population: 972,928. Internally Diplaced People (IDP) sheltering in the state: 8,800 Warrap State is located in the north of South Sudan, in the Greater Bahr el-Ghazal region. Warrap borders Abyei, a contested area between Sudan and South Sudan. The majority of Warrap’s inhabitants are Dinka, but Luo, Bongo and other smaller ethnic groups also… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 32

Monday 4 August An aid worker employed by Norwegian People’s Aid was killed in Maban County. The IGAD peace talks resumed. The Tonj South (Warrap) Commissioner survived an assassination attempt. South Sudanese officials in Canada announced their support for the SPLM/A-in-Opposition. South Sudanese internally displaced people expressed doubt in the peace talks’ ability to solve the… Read more »