This Week in South Sudan – Week 4

Monday 23 January

  • The New York Times: “Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?”

 Tuesday 24 January

  • 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.
  • The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) urged the U.N Security Council to quickly deploy the 4,000-strong Regional Protection Force.
  • Norwegian Refugee Council: “More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean”
    • The Guardian: “Uganda’s sprawling haven for 270,000 of South Sudan’s refugees”
    • Voice of America: “Uganda Welcomes More Refugees Daily Than Some in Europe Annually, Charity Says”

Wednesday 25 January

  • The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) reported that one of its Opposition Liaison Officers had been killed near Wau town.

Thursday 26 January

  • Former SPLA Chief of Staff, General Oyai Deng Ajak, denied allegations that he has rebelled against the SPLM/A. It remains unclear which rebel faction he has allegedly joined.

Friday 27 January

Saturday 28 January

Sunday 29 January

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