This Week in South Sudan – Week 45, Part 1

Monday 3 November

  • South Sudanese officials accused Khartoum of launching a bombing raid on a village in Western Bahr el Ghazal over the weekend.
  • The SPLA and the rebel forces traded accusations over who started new fighting in the town of Dolieb, in Upper Nile state, on Sunday.

Tuesday 4 November

  • VoA South Sudan in Focus interview with Riek Machar:’Our Desire is to Have Peace in South Sudan.’
  • President Salva Kiir concluded a two-day visit in Khartoum with President Al Bashir where they discussed outstanding issues between the two countries.

Wednesday 5 November

  • The U.S. delegation to the UN Security Council informed it will circulate a draft resolution establishing an international sanctions regime against South Sudan.
  • Human Rights Watch: South Sudan’s neighbors should pressure the UN Security Council to establish an arms embargo.
  • Juba warned possible western sanctions could undermine the ongoing peace negotiations.

Thursday 6 November

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