This Week in South Sudan – Week 53

Tuesday 29 December

Wednesday 30 December

  • The leader of the Federal Democratic Party (FDP), a splinter group of the SPLM (IO), clarified that it has not yet signed a final peace deal with the Juba government.

Thursday 31 December

  • The situation in Pibor town between the SPLA and the SSDM Cobra Faction, led by former Greater Pibor chief administrator, David Yau Yau, were reportedly very tense in response to the creation of Boma State and the appointment of a new governor. Yau Yau later denied that tensions had increased.
  • The second group of the SPLM (IO) advance team arrived in Juba.
  • The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) and the SPLM (IO) advance team held a joint meeting to discussed the implementation of the peace agreement.  

Friday 1 January

Saturday 2 January

Sunday 3 January

  • The former Greater Pibor Area Administrator, David Yau Yau, meet with President Salva Kiir in Juba, and is expected to be appointed to a position at the national level.

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