This Week in South Sudan – 15-22 Dec.

Monday 15 December Foreign Policy article by Ban Ki-Moon calling on the South Sudanese leaders to show statesmanship and commitment to the peace negotiations. South Sudan marks first anniversary of civil war. Opinion piece by John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute. One year into the South Sudanese… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 50

Monday 8 December In Pictures by the Guardian: The Sudans: after the divide: South Sudanese IDPs caught in no man’s land, Mile 14, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.* The ongoing conflict has crippled South Sudan’s economy as much of the labor force is displaced and oil revenue is down. The SPLM continues to push… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 49

Monday 1 December Following a private meeting between President Salva Kiir, and prominent members of the Bahr al Ghazal Dinka, Bona Bang Dhel – a Dinka elder, claimed the proposed power-sharing deal would set a bad precedent in South Sudan. Tuesday 2 December In response to national and regional media reports, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon… Read more »

Whither UNMISS?

The recent renewal of the mandate and the six-month extension of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warrants a broader discussion of its current state of affairs and future strategy. Not only has the political context of the mission changed significantly since the onset of war, but the nature of the operation has also… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 48

Monday 24 November The National Assembly in South Sudan’s capital Juba did not go for recess as previously planned, but instead remains on call to be briefed on the status of the peace talks in Ethiopia. Unity state authorities praised the SPLA-in-Opposition for their recent move to open humanitarian corridors in the state and allowing… Read more »