This Week in South Sudan – Week 43

Monday 24 October Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has given the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) a two-month deadline to force Sudanese rebels in South Sudan to leave the country. According to the SPLA (IO), 11 government soldiers were killed during a road ambush along the Kola-Wedakona road in northern Upper Nile State. A SPLA (IO)-allied… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 42

Monday 17 October Riek Machar claims that following the July clashes in Juba, the SPLA used seven different planes to locate and attempt to kill him as they pursued him for 37 days from Juba to the Congolese border. IRIN Analysis: “Congo’s South Sudan rebel problem” The Guardian: “Attack on aid workers in South Sudan:… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 41

Monday 10 October China’s defence ministry rejected allegations by The Center For Civilians in Conflict that Chinese peacekeepers had in July this year abandoned their posts in Juba instead of protecting civilians. A top SPLA General, Lt. Gen. Bapiny Mantuil Wichjang, resigned from the Government of South Sudan (GOSS), accusing President Kiir and his inner… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 40

Monday 3 October At least 12 Dinka Bor cattle keepers were killed in the outskirts of Juba over the weekend. African Affairs: “Briefing: Prospects for Peace and the UN Regional Protection Force in South Sudan” The Economist Explains: “Why South Sudan is still at war” Tuesday 4 October Nestle’s Nespresso is temporarily suspending imports from… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 39

Monday 26 September Nearly 40 aid workers, the majority from UN agencies, have been evacuated from Jazeera and Nhialdu in Unity State due to deteriorating security. Tuesday 27 September A faction of the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Cobra Faction has again vowed to wage war against the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) citing failure to implement… Read more »