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 key provisions of the 2014 peace agreement. More than 5,000 Murle soldiers under Gen. John Welarum’s command has defected from the SPLA and joined the SSDM-Cobra Faction led by Khalid Boutros, who also defected.

Wednesday 28 September

  • The US State Department, strongly condemned Riek Machar’s call for a return to war against President Salva Kiir’s government, saying it was ‘inexcusable’.
  • GOSS has presented an official complaint to the Sudanese government over Machar’s political activities in Khartoum.
  • Al Jazeera: “Educating girls in South Sudan”

Thursday 29 September

  • The African Union stressed the necessity of reaching an enhanced coordination between its Peace and Security Council, IGAD and the UN Security Council and its African non-permanent members, in order to agree on the Regional Protection Forces’ (RPF) deployment details and measures.

Friday 30 September

Saturday 1 October

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