This Week in South Sudan – Week 4

Tuesday 20 January

  • According to the SPLM/A, its forces are still fighting the SPLM/A (IO) in Lakes state. 
  • At least 11 civilians were killed and three wounded in an attack on Kworijik near Juba in Central Equatoria State. The attack was allegedly carried out by neighboring Mundari raiders.

Wednesday 21 January

Thursday 22 January

Friday 23 January

  • Joint statement by the Troika countries, the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway, on South Sudan’s peace negotiations.
  • Government forces reportedly abandoned their defence positions following sustained clashes with the SPLM/A (IO) in Unity state.

Saturday 24 January

  • A meeting of the Joint Security Mechanism (JSM) between Sudan and South Sudan kicked off Wednesday 21 January in Khartoum.
  • A senior official in the ministry of information, Khamis Abdel-Latif Kachuol, defected from president Salva Kiir’s government and joined the SPLM/A (IO).

Sunday 25 January

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