This Week in South Sudan – Week 43

Monday 19 October

Tuesday 20 October

Wednesday 21 October

  • PRIO Global Fellow Dr. Luka Biong Deng left South Sudan abruptly. The circumstances of his departure are still unclear. Media claims that President Salva Kiir ordered Juba University to dismiss Luka Biong Deng from his lecturing post in response to a public lecture on the presidential decree creating 28 states. University of Juba, however, explained that Dr.Luka Biong Deng resigned over ‘personal issues.’ It is also possible that Dr. Luka Biong’s absence is only temporary.
  • Government troops and the SPLA (IO) trade accusations over recent attacks in Leer County, Unity State.

Thursday 22 October

  • Uganda started withdrawal of troops from South Sudan. According to a government spokesperson this is expectedly to be completed within the first week in November.

Friday 23 October

Saturday 24 October

  • 80 civilians, including 57 children, have been killed in Leer county, Unity state in October according to the Protection Cluster monitoring civilian casualties in South Sudan.
  • BBC: ‘Malakal: The city that vanished in South Sudan’

Sunday 25 October

  • Radio Tamazuj ‘Explaining the South Sudan peace agreement’:
    • Part 14: Where will the forces of the warring parties go?
    • Part 15: Who must coordinate demobilization?
    • Part 16: Who will report ceasefire violations?

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