This Week in South Sudan – Week 49

Tuesday 1 December

Wednesday 2 December

  • BBC: “What China hopes to achieve with first peacekeeping mission.”
  • At least 12 people were killed and 22 others wounded during inter-clan clashes between Aliap and Gony clans of Rumbek East County in Lakes state.
  • South Sudan’s constitutional court indefinitely adjourned the case brought by opposition parties to block President Salva Kiir’s order to create 28 states.
  • President Salva Kiir reportedly endorsed a local peace deal with armed groups in Western Equatoria state know as the Arrow Boys.
  • The SPLA (IO) accused government forces of killing, torture and rape of residents of Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria state.

Thursday 3 December

  • Financial Times: “How South Sudan’s wealthy park their assets outside the country.”

Friday 4 December

Saturday 5 December

  • Al Jazeera: Women of South Sudan: Broken bodies, shattered dreams.”
  • In Cueibet County, Lakes state, at least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded following revenge attacks. 

Sunday 6 December

  • A study by the South Sudan Law Society finds that 53% of the people living in UN’s ‘Protection of Civilians’ site in Malakal, Upper Nile state suffer symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • According to opposition officials, Payinjiar County received at least 15,000 displaced people, as fighting intensified between government forces and the SPLA (IO) in recent weeks in Leer, Koch and Mayiandit areas in Unity state.

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