This Week in South Sudan – Week 28

Monday 10 July

 Tuesday 11 July

Wednesday 12 July

  • The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) announced plans to remove a fuel subsidy; sparking fear such a move could increase prices of basic commodities further.
  • Financial Times: “China backs economic power with political muscle in Africa”

 Thursday 13 July

Friday 14 July

  • The UN is considering opening a peacekeeping base in Yei, Central Equatoria State. It would be the UN’s first such expansion in South Sudan since the civil war began in 2013.
  • SPLM (IO) leader, Riek Machar appointed four governors in the newly created states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lol, Warrap and Gbudue State.
  • Reuters photo story on Ana Taban “South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace”

Saturday 15 July

Sunday 16 July

  • More than 19 people were killed in a cattle raid carried out by suspected Murle youth on Kolmarek village, Jonglei State.

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