This Week in South Sudan – Week 3

Monday 18 January

Tuesday 19 January

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, humanitarian organizations operating in South Sudan need US$1.3 billion to respond to the needs of the South Sudanese in 2016.
  • Justice minister, Paulino Wanawilla, presented the NGOs and Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) bills to the national parliament..

Wednesday 20 January

  • In Duk County, Jonglei State, a civilian and an unknown number of attackers were killed during an armed cattle raid. Duk County commissioner Michael Wuor Reath stated that 1200 cattle were stolen but cattle keepers from Duk managed to recover 786. He suspects the raiders came from the Murle people.

Thursday 21 January

  • A UN OHCHR report indicate that government forces are displacing civilians in northern Unity State, arguably in order to empty the oil-rich area of its population and weaken support to rebel.

 Friday 22 January

  • Sudan has allegedly agreed to renegotiate the US$24.50 per barrel fee South Sudanese pays for oil exported via Sudanese pipelines to the Red Sea.
  • In Western Equatoria State’s capitol, Yambio, seven people were killed following clashes between government forces and a local militia, the South Sudan National Liberation Movement. More shooting was reported in Yambio on the following Saturday, 23 January.
  • After consultations in Pagak, senior leaders and members of the SPLM (IO) advance team returned to Juba, where they reiterated their rejection of the unilateral creation of 28 states.
  • Foreign Policy: “South Sudan’s next civil war is starting.”

Saturday 23 January

  • To tackle the current inflation crisis, South Sudan’s finance minister says the government have taken concrete steps, including reducing customs tax and increasing food production.

Sunday 24 January

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