Month: November 2015

Norway’s Role in South Sudan’s Independence

In an interview, 21 November with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Øystein. H. Rolandsen at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) explains why it is a misunderstanding to hold Norway and other Western countries accountable for South Sudan’s secession. The Norwegian government and civil society organisations have for decades been extensively engaged in efforts to bring… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 47

Monday 16 November SPLA (IO) and government forces trade accusations over recent clashes in areas south west of Rubkotna county, Unity state. Explaining South Sudan’s peace deal: Part 25: How will victims be compensated? Wednesday 18 November The SPLM parliamentary caucus held a closed-door meeting where they agreed to give President Salva Kiir new constitutional… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 46

Tuesday 10 November UNICEF has estimated that nearly 1,500 children were killed since the start of South Sudan’s civil war, according to a recent briefing released by the agency.  Wednesday 11 November Voice of America: South Sudan in Focus News Video. Thursday 12 November SPLA (IO) and government forces trade accusations over attacks in Leer… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 45

Monday 2 November New accusations of ceasefire violations in areas south of Malakal, Upper Nile state. Wednesday 4 November Al Jazeera: ‘Hiding from horror in the swamps of South Sudan’ South Sudan’s government will release $10 million in a bid to shore up the economy and stabilize the rapidly rising black market exchange rate. President… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 44

Monday 26 October The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will deploy a 10-member assessment mission to South Sudan following reports of rights abuses. The SPLM/A (IO) signed the agreement on security arrangements during a transitional period, despite their earlier refusal to do so last month at the security workshop in Addis Ababa. The… Read more »