This Week in South Sudan – Week 6

Tuesday 9 February

  • People in Boro Medina in Western Bahr el Ghazal State have confirmed sightings of elements from the Lord’s Resistance Army out in the bush.
  • The SPLM/A (IO) accused the government of military build-up in Jonglei State.
  • Foreign Policy: ‘After Madaya, Will the World Watch South Sudan Starve Too?’

Wednesday 10 February

  • So far UNMISS has found no evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Mundri, Western Equatoria State.

Thursday 11 February

  • President Salva Kiir signed the non-governmental organisation (NGOs) bill into law, despite global pressure to delay it.

Friday 12 February

  • International news coverage of President Salva Kiir’s re-appointment of SPLM/A (IO) leader Riek Machar as vice president:
  • Former vice president, James Wani Igga was sworn in by President Salva Kiir to his new position as second vice president.
  • The military leadership in South Sudan has been ordered by President Salva Kiir to withdraw forces from the national capital, Juba, as agreed in the August 2015 peace accord.
  • President Salva Kiir called on Riek Machar to report to Juba “immediately” and within seven days from Friday, 12 February 2016. Machar responded that he will return to Juba when a large contingent of his “bodyguards” is in place to provide security.
  • The Enough Project: ‘Addressing South Sudan’s Economic and Fiscal Crisis’

Saturday 13 February

  • After recent attacks on bases of opposition fighters, the SPLA (IO) accused the Government of South Sudan of violating the August 2015 peace agreements.

Sunday 14 February

  • In Greater Mundri counties of Western Equatoria State, government forces have continued its military offensives to dislodge the SPLA (IO) from their bases in the area.

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