This Week in South Sudan – Week 23

Monday 1 June

  • The Government of South Sudan expelled the United Nations’ resident relief coordinator and deputy envoy to the country, Toby Lanzer. The SPLM later explained the expulsion, describing Lanzer as an ‘’enemy’’ of South Sudan.
  • A delegation of 5 SPLM-G10, accompanied by South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, returned to South Sudan to meet with President Salva Kiir.

Tuesday 2 June

Wednesday 3 June

  • The AU appointed former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré as the AU High Representative for South Sudan.
  • Malakal in Upper Nile State came under artillery fire as government forces and SPLA (IO), forces stationed across the Nile River, shelled each other.
  • The SPLM will convene a high-level consultative meeting at the end of June, to be attended by G10’s leader, Pagan Amum and President Salva Kiir as well as the leaders of Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia, to discuss reunification process.

Thursday 4 June

Friday 5 June

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