Month: March 2016

This Week in South Sudan – Week 12

Tuesday 22 March Officials in Morobo County, Central Equatoria State claimed unknown gunmen kidnapped three SPLA wildlife officers on duty and stole dozens of machine guns. Foreign Affairs Minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, denied reports that he had conceded the disputed Abyei region to Sudan by referring to the area’s residents as non-South Sudanese. President Salva… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 11

Monday 14 March The South Sudanese government is allegedly planning to “temporarily” close down many of its embassies abroad due to lack of funding. The government later dismissed these claims, stating they are only reducing the number of embassy staff. Wednesday 16 March The SPLM (IO) announced 23 of their top generals are expected to… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 10

Tuesday 8 March The SPLA (IO) accused government force of attacking their position in Koch County in Unity State. NPR interview: “’Both Sides Are At Fault’: Susan Rice On South Sudan’s Civil War” Wednesday 9 March SPLA (IO) and government forces reportedly clashed in Ulang and Nasser county, Upper Nile State, and in Koch county,… Read more »

South Sudan – Uganda Relations: The Cost of Peace

The excerpt below is from a recently published article by PRIO Senior Researcher, Øystein H. Rolandsen and Doctoral Researcher, Tove Heggli Sagmo with the assistance from Fanny Nicolaisen. The article was published in ACCORD’s “Conflict Trends” magazine, Issue 4, 2015. This work was supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, section for Peace and Reconciliation…. Read more »