This Week in South Sudan – Week 44, Part 1

Monday 27 October

  • According to a Global Witness report, South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal with Star Petroleum is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny.
  • Fighting erupted again between government forces and rebel troops in Unity State in South Sudan; each side blamed the other for initiating the clash.
  • According to a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Luke Patey, the Chinese gov. and China National Petroleum Corp. are reviewing their oil relationships with Sudan and South Sudan.
  • More than 60 civilians injured in fights at a Protection of Civilians (PoC) site next to the United Nations House on the outskirts of Juba.
  • President Salva Kiir accepted to share power with a “non-executive” prime minister appointed by the rebels, however the SPLM-in-Opposition does not agree to this condition.

Tuesday 28 October

Wednesday 29 October

Thursday 30 October

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