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 within the country.
  • SPLM (IO) spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, claimed in a recent interview that peace in South Sudan is impossible as long as Salva Kiir remains the president. 

Wednesday 31 August

Friday 2 September

  • President Salva Kiir said the August 2015 peace agreement was imposed on him, and that difficulties in its implementation were therefor not surprising.
  • South Sudanese rival forces reportedly clashed on the Juba-Torit road, between Torit and Liria in Eastern and Central Equatoria states.

Sunday 4 September

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