This Week in South Sudan – May 1-11

Friday 1 May

Saturday 2 May

Sunday 3 May

Monday 4 May

  • South Sudanese security agents have withdrawn from the leader of Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) Lam Akol’s house, more than a week after it was besieged.
  • According to South Sudan’s Minister of Information, Michael Makuei Lueth, the government will detain and prosecute journalists  who’s activities are considered to be against national security.
  • The SPLA (IO) claim as many as 125 SPLA soldiers were killed, and 91 wounded during battles at Parieng, Lalop areas and in Unity state’s oil field territory.

Tuesday 5 May

  • According to US Secretary of State, John Kerry, South Sudan’s future is “at grave risk of being squandered” because its leaders have failed to reach a lasting peace deal.

Wednesday 6 May

Friday 8 May

Sunday 10 May

  • The governments of South Sudan and Ethiopia have agreedto close down routes being used by rebels to hinder rebel movement in border areas.

Monday 11 May

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