Month: March 2015

This Week in South Sudan – Week 11

Monday 9 March A high ranking SPLA officer said they launched a military offensive to retake Wadakona from the SPLM/A (IO) last week. Tuesday 10 March Clashes between SPLM/A (IO) and government forces continued in Manyo County in Upper Nile State. According to Vice-president, James Wani Igga the IGAD peace talks hit a deadlock after… Read more »

PRIO Global Fellow, Luka Biong Deng: ‘What next after the final South Sudan Peace Talks?’

The disappointing outcome of the final round of South Sudan peace talks is not a surprise to the people of South Sudan as they were expecting “no deal” or at best a bad peace. With the failure of IGAD mediation, the real question is what to be done to encourage parties to continue pursuing the… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 10

Wednesday 4 March The South Sudanese government condemned the attack on Marialachak village in Abyei, where some 100 armed Misseriya killed 4 civilians, wounded 3 others and prompted some 4000 residents to flee the village. The SPLA has attempted to contain a violent police strike over unpaid salaries in Wau, capital of Western Bahr el… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan: 24 Feb- 3 March

Tuesday 24 February The Juba-based Committee for Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children called on the AU and international community to intervene and rescue the 89 boys abducted last week. Foreign Policy Magazine:The United States is threatening sanctions against South Sudan, yet again. The Guardian, in Pictures: South Sudan battles kala azar as the… Read more »