This Week in South Sudan – Week 2

Tuesday 6 January   

  • South Sudan’s minority leader in parliament, Onyoti Adigo Nyikwak spoke out against the planned elections in June, saying it would enflame tensions and further divide the country.
  • China pledged $33 million to improve South Sudan health care, the majority of the funds will be used to modernize the Juba Teaching Hospital.
  • Government forces tested their newly acquired weapons, including a number of APCs (Armored Personnel Carriers/tanks), in Warkok, Jonglei.

Wednesday 7 January

Thursday 8 January

Friday 9 January

Monday 12 January

  • The caretaker governor of Lakes state, Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol, survived an ambush after gunmen attacked his convoy.



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