This Week in South Sudan – Week 43

Tuesday 24 October SPLM (IO) announced that a person suspected of causing the death of its late spokesperson Lam Kuei Lam has been arrested by the Sudanese police. 200 Ethiopian peacekeepers arrived in South Sudan to help bolster the UNMISS mission. Wednesday 25 October President Salva Kiir will visit Khartoum and his Sudanese counterpart, President… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 42

Tuesday 17 October In his report to the UN Security Council, the UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix, offered a dire appraisal of the situation in South Sudan, calling on the leaders to “bring the country back from the impending abyss.” Deutsche Welle, in-depth coverage of the hunger crisis “South Sudan: Starvation and violence” Wednesday 18 October… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 41

Wednesday 11 October According to a report by the campaigning and advocacy organization One, South Sudan is the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school. Al Jazeera video report: “Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage crisis” While the organizers of South Sudan’s first… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 40

Tuesday 3 October After clashes in Waat, the warring factions file contradicting reports as they both claimed victory, before more fighting ensued later in the week. Wednesday 4 October To boost bilateral trade and the South Sudanese economy, the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) is negotiating with the Government of Sudan to reopen river transportation… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 39

Tuesday 26 September US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley called on South Sudan’s leaders to achieve peace while urging the UN Security Council and regional actors to do more to resolve the country’s suffering. Wednesday 27 September Salva Kiir ordered the country’s security organs to fully cooperate with the UN Regional Protection Force, saying… Read more »