This Week in South Sudan – Week 2

Monday 9 January

Tuesday 10 January

Wednesday 11 January

  • GOSS announced it will no longer accept the deployment of the UN Regional Protection Force, saying the security situation in the county has improved. They also argued that the UN Security Council resolution, under which the forces were to be deployed, has elapsed.
  • The SPLA collected over 1200 weapons during a house-to-house search in Juba.

Thursday 12 January

  • An SPLA spokesman claim American, British and Norwegian government officials met in Nairobi with SPLM (IO) representatives to plot a regime change. The Troika countries deny the allegation.
  • New Institute for Security Studies report: “Beyond ARCISS: New fault lines in South Sudan”

Saturday 14 January

  • President Salva Kiir issued a decree creating four new states in addition to the existing 28 states established in October 2015.
  • GOSS has reportedly banned foreign NGOs from operating in SPLA (IO)-controlled Payinjiar County, Unity State.

Sunday 15 January

  • President Salva Kiir dismissed the Central Bank governor, Kornelio Koryom Mayik, reportedly due to high inflation and the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) against the dollar.
  • The Guardian: “Makeshift justice the only recourse for ill-protected women at South Sudan camp”

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