This Week in South Sudan – Week 51

Monday 14 December

  • The South Sudanese government has ordered SPLA to pursue a new rebel group in Eastern Equatoria state. This is connected to recent clashes between government forces and the rebels in Oguruny village.
  • The so-called ‘Arrow Boys’ claimed their forces occupies several locations in Western Equatoria state, warning the government not to provoke them into further clashes.

Tuesday 15 December

  • South Sudan devalued its currency by 84 per cent as the government allowed the pound to trade freely, surrendering to prices charged in the black market.
  • The UN Security Council extended for another five months the Ethiopian manned Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) mission.
  • The Guardian: “South Sudan: world’s newest nation ‘needs international management’
  • BBC video report: “What happened in South Sudan?”
  • Al Jazeera video report: “Why are children fighting in conflicts?”
  • Radio Tamazuj overview reports of the second year of the civil war:
    • Event timeline: South Sudan’s second year of war.
    • Video report: South Sudan’s second year of war.
    • Conflict situation overview by states.
    • Reflections on the second anniversary of civil war by South Sudanese citizens, leaders, civil society and non-governmental organizations.

Wednesday 16 December

  • The South Sudan Council of States ratified the controversial constitutional amendments on the establishment of 28 states instead of the current ten.
  • The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) released a detailed timetable, which calls for formation of the transitional government of national unity on 22 January 2016.

Thursday 17 December

Sunday 20 December

  • President Salva Kiir lifts the cap on the number of SPLM (IO) delegates who can return to Juba as part of the advance team, which is scheduled to arrive on Monday 21 December.

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