This Week in South Sudan – Week 7

Tuesday 10 February

  • New clashes between government forces and the SPLM/A (IO) in Obudo County, Upper Nile state, and north of Bentiu in Unity state.  
  • The Nuer Council of Elders (NCE) issued a statement criticizing the IGAD for suffering from conflict of interest and called for greater impartiality.
  • Juba and Kampala denied claims by the SPLM/A (IO) about the alleged Ugandan deployed an additional 7,000 troops in South Sudan over the weekend.

Wednesday 11 February

  • 300 boys, aged 11 to 17, were freed from David Yau Yau’s Cobra Faction in Pibor town; the second demobilization event aimed at returning former child soldiers to their families and enrolling them in school.

Thursday 12 February

  • The US warned South Sudan’s warring parties to respect the 5 March deadline for a final agreement to resolve the conflict, or it may face action from the international community.

Friday 13 February

Saturday 14 February

  • President Salva Kiir attended a peace conference in Lakes state, aimed at exploring strategies to end hostilities and revenge killings between the different sections and clan members in the region.

Sunday 15 February

  • According to presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny, the government plans to send a proposal to parliament for a constitutional amendment to extend President Salva Kiir’s term of office.
  • South Sudan’s parliamentary speaker admitted that almost all parliamentary activities have been halted due to a lack of funds.

Monday 16 February

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