This Week in South Sudan – Week 25

Saturday 13 June

Sunday 14 June

Monday 15 June

Tuesday 16 June

  • South Sudan accused the Sudanese government of carrying out air attacks inside South Sudan in the Maban county border area, injuring at least four children and a woman.

Wednesday 17 June

Thursday 18 June

  • The United Nations accused President Salva Kiir’s government in South Sudan of refusing to cooperate with the world body and continuing to harass UN personnel in the young war-ravaged country.
  • The Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) claimed their forces successfully raided Maridi town in Western Equatoria. Allegedly, both sides suffered heavy losses.
  • According to UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake “The violence against children in South Sudan has reached a new level of brutality.”

Saturday 20 June

  • South Sudan’s council of ministers approved the country’s bid to join the East African Community (EAC), but insisted its government needed five years to sensitize citizens on the benefits and risks of becoming a member.

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