South Sudan’s ambassador to Ethiopia dismissed reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt and met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi earlier this month.
A senior SPLA (IO) general, Brig. Gen. John Goarguen Gai, reportedly defected together with over 170 soldiers to the SPLA (IO) faction led by Taban Deng Gai.
According to the Minister of Finance, South Sudan plans to more than double its oil production to 290,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the 2017/2018 fiscal year.
A new Enough Project report accused the SPLA (in government) of looting national resources in the absence of accountability and transparency. The SPLA dismissed the report, saying it is baseless propaganda.