Month: September 2016

This Week in South Sudan – Week 38

Monday 19 September A SPLA spokesperson openly accused UNMISS of “making South Sudan very conducive for rebellion” Foreign Policy Journal: “South Sudan’s American-Made Robber Barons” Tuesday 20 September The SPLM (IO) criticized the United States government and the UN for receiving Taban Deng Gai in the US. Taban Deng attended the 71st sessions of the… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 37

Tuesday 13 September In response to a recent UN report, the SPLA denied responsibility for the July fighting in Juba, saying it was ‘outraged’ by the report and ‘UN’s continuation of negative smear campaign against top leadership of the military’. Taban Deng Gai vowed to shortly integrate SPLA (IO) forces in Equatoria into the SPLA faction… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 36

Monday 5 September The Government of South Sudan (GOSS) announced that despite their acceptance of the additional UN peacekeeping force, important details of the troop deployment still needs to be worked out, such as the exact number and the nationality of UN peacekeepers. Voice of America: “Some South Sudanese Want Restrictions on Troop Deployment” Tuesday… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 35

Tuesday 30 August Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged South Sudan’s leaders to implement the August 2015 peace deal and stabilize the country during his one-day visit to Juba. The UN Humanitarian Aviation Services (UNHAS) was forbidden to deliver medical supplies after the Government of South Sudanese (GOSS) imposed a new control on transport of medicines… Read more »