This Week in South Sudan – Week 46

Monday 14 November Japan approved a plan to deploy a new contingent of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops, authorized to conduct rescue missions in South Sudan. Critics claim the move risks pulling Japanese soldiers into overseas fighting for the first time since World War Two. Clashes between SPLA (IO) forces loyal to, respectively, Riek Machar… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 45

Monday 7 November Kenyan aid workers who allegedly were arrested in Akobo, Jonglei State, by SPLM (IO) field commanders and governors have been released. The reported number of released aid workers varies between 25-75. Ten civilians were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen, assumedly attempting to target SPLA soldiers in Bentiu, Unity State. Tuesday… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 44

Monday 31 October According to the new Global Impunity Index by The Committee to Protect Journalists, South Sudan ranks among the top five countries where journalists have been murdered with impunity in 2016. Tuesday 1 November The newly emerged rebel group, the South Sudan Democratic Front (SSDF) called for the removal of the “failed and illegitimate… Read more »