This Week in South Sudan – Week 20

Wednesday 18 May About 3000 Ethiopian troops left South Sudanese territory on 15 May. They entered South Sudan following the Murle attacks on Gambella in April. Thursday 19 May The SPLM (IO) claimed it will register as an independent party if the Arusha Reunification Agreement of May 2015 is not respected. The two directors of… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 19

Monday 9 May According to UN World Food Program, South Sudan is heading for the worst lean season since its independence in 2011, with almost half its population facing severe hunger. Radio Tamazuj: “Malakal attack: What UN knew vs what it said. Insights from a leaked report.” Tuesday 10 May Tensions remain high in Moangala… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 18

Monday 2 May Rebel general Peter Gadet said he would continue to fight because the August 2015 peace agreement between President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar does not address the root cause of the conflict. At least three SPLA soldiers were killed and a general wounded after a group of soldiers opened fire… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 17

Tuesday 26 April Media reports on Riek Machar’s return to Juba and inauguration as First Vice-President: The New York Times: “Riek Machar, South Sudan Opposition Leader, Returns as Part of Peace Deal” The Wall Street Journal: “South Sudan’s Rebel Leader Returns to Join Government” Voice of America “South Sudan Rebel Chief Sworn In as Vice… Read more »