Dear Readers, please note that there will be no news update next week. We will be back on Sunday December 11 with a two-week TWISS update for week 48 and 49.
Monday 21 November
- A contingent of 350 Japanese peacekeepers, with a mandated to use force to protect UN staff and aid workers, arrived in Juba.
Wednesday 23 November
- A senior SPLM (IO) member warned IGAD against clamping down on Riek Machar, after the SPLM (IO) leader was refused entry into Ethiopia and Sudan over the weekend.
- Members of South Sudan’s national parliament have called for accountability for officials who manage the country’s public funds.
- Voice of America: “South Sudanese Flee One of Country’s Last Peaceful Towns”
Thursday 24 November
- President Salva Kiir and Omar al-Bashir agreed to open the borders between their two countries under a side-line meeting during the African-Arab summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Friday 25 November
- Aid organizations warn of soaring starvation threat numbers in South Sudan as the conflict spreads to rural areas, cutting farmers’ access to their agricultural lands.
- The Yei Power operating company has ceased its operations over what it described as continuous insecurity compounded by unsustainable high operating expenses.
- President Salva Kiir has nominated former internal affairs minister, Aleu Ayieny Aleu for the position of Secretary General for East African regional bloc (IGAD)
Sunday 27 November
- The Government of South Sudan has agreed to accept the deployment of the UN Regional Protection Force after months of hesitation.