This Week in South Sudan – Week 41

Monday 10 October

Tuesday 11 October

Wednesday 12 October

  • Unrest increased throughout the country as GOSS disproved rumours of President Silva Kiir’s death. In response to these rumours GOSS said it would be forced to disconnect social media and other online mainstream media for circulating “false information” on the president’s health status.
  • IRIN Analysis: “South Sudan’s never ending war: Briefing on a failed peace process, and where to next”

Thursday 13 October

 Friday 14 October

Saturday 15 October

Sunday 16 October

  • GOSS is reportedly engaging with foreign powers to find a country where Riek Machar can stay in exile without getting involved in South Sudan’s political activities and affairs. Earlier in the week, President Salva Kiir said Machar should denounce violence and return as a normal citizen or remain in exile during the period of transitional national unity government.
  • Government forces reportedly clashed with SPLA (IO) around Malakal town, Upper Nile State. GOSS claim 56 SPLA (IO) soldiers were killed during the clash, but the casualties have not been independently verified.

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