This Week in South Sudan – Week 48 & 49

Tuesday 29 November

Wednesday 30 November

  • Representatives of the US and UN warned of possibilities of tension escalating in South Sudan, stating GOSS is “preparing for large-scale attacks in the coming days or weeks”.
  • Foreign Policy: “U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations”

Thursday 1 December

  • A UN commission on human rights in South Sudan has said a process of ethnic cleansing is underway in the country, involving massacres, starvation, gang rape and the destruction of villages. International media reports:
    • Reuters:South Sudanese flee as country edges closer to ‘genocide’”
    • Al Jazeera: “South Sudan denies UN allegations of ‘ethnic cleansing’
    • Voice of America: “UN: Ethnic Cleansing Under Way in South Sudan”
    • BBC: “South Sudan conflict: UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’”
  • 30 teachers were arrested after they protested over delayed wages in Jonglei state.

Friday 2 December

Saturday 3 December

Sunday 4 December

  • Salva Kiir and Riek Machar declined a proposal by South Africa President Jacob Zuma to meet each other in an attempt to build confidence, trust and dispel personal dislike.

Monday 5 December

Wednesday 7 December

Thursday 8 December

  • President Salva Kiir has ordered the deployment of additional troops to the oil-producing region, saying it will ensure the oil workers’ security and operations. 

Friday 9 December

Saturday 10 December

Sunday 11 December

  • The IGAD summit condemned in the strongest terms the reported systematic targeting, killings and forced displacement of civilians and destruction of property by armed men in South Sudan.

One Comment

Peter Adwok Nyaba

This is height of arrogance that the Army Chief of General Staff warns the foreign diplomats accredited to South Sudan. Such communication should come from the Minister of Foreign Affairs


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