This Week in South Sudan – Week 50

Monday 12 December

  • The South Sudan President’s office issued a statement denying reports in which several officials and presidential guards claimed over USD 280 million was stolen.
  • HSBA Issue Brief: “Legitimacy, exclusion, and power: Taban Deng Gai and the South Sudan peace process”

Tuesday 13 December

Wednesday 14 December

Thursday 15 December

  • President Salva Kiir has ordered the national police leadership to shoot dead any armed person they fail to apprehend.
  • CNN: “We’re ignoring a possible genocide in South Sudan”
  • Al Jazeera: “Nowhere to run for the children of South Sudan”

Friday 16 December

Saturday 17 December

  • At least 17 people, including three women, were killed and nine others wounded in an attack by cattle raiders on Jalle area in the north of Bor town, Jonglei State.

Sunday 18 December

  • Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkouth arrived in Khartoum for talks with his Sudanese counterpart on the oil transit fees.
  • Voice of America: “Mass atrocities feared in South Sudan as ethnic violence is stoked by hunger”

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