This Week in South Sudan – Week 30

Monday 25 July

Tuesday 26 July

Wednesday 27 July

  • According to the UN, there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in Juba since renewed fighting erupted three weeks ago.
  • The SPLA (IO) claimed that they captured Ngo Baggari County in Western Bahr el Ghazal State, and that 1725 government soldiers had defected to their side.
  • The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) claims President Salva Kiir has expressed ‘willingness’ to the deployment of regional forces in a private meeting contrary to his public statements.
  • Foreign Affairs: “Two Options for South Sudan: And Neither of Them Is Good”
  • The Enough Project: “A Hope from Within? Countering the intentional destruction of governance and transparency in South Sudan”

Thursday 28 July

  • Reuters: “Taking the long-view on South Sudan’s crisis”
  • Al Jazeera interview with Riek Machar:New South Sudan VP appointment ‘illegal’”

Friday 29 July

  • Founder and editor of Juba Monitor, Alfred Taban was released on bail after being held for two weeks.

Saturday 30 July

  • The UN Security Council extended UNMISS’ mission for a brief period until 12 August, while they consider imposing an arms embargo and sending more troops.
  • Riek Machar has directed all his ministers in the unity government to boycott cabinet meetings in Juba until the ‘on-going political row’ is contained.
  • Al Jazeera:South Sudan: A country captured by armed factions”

Sunday 31 July

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