Month: January 2018

This Week in South Sudan – Week 4

Tuesday 23 January New satellite images show how the tiny village of Bidi Bidi, Uganda has grown into the world’s largest refugee camp since 2016. Wednesday 24 January South Sudan’s embassy in London is closed due to unpaid rent since August 2017. GoSS said it is trying its best to sort the payment situation out… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 3

Tuesday 16 January The SPLA (IO)-appointed governor of Central Equatoria, Mario Laku Thomas, has defected to the National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirillo. Laku claimed he took more than 90 SPLA (IO) soldiers with him. Wednesday 17 January According to a new report by the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism, SPLA soldiers… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 2

Tuesday 9 January Reports of clashes between government and SPLA (IO) forces in the Wunu’Lyet area, 10km outside Juba. Wednesday 10 January General Thomas Cirillo, leader of The National Salvation Front, denied reports that he has agreed with the exiled and former SPLA chief of staff, Paul Malong to form a coalition to fight President… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 1

Tuesday 2 January The Troika (the US, the UK and Norway) called on the armed factions to end all military operations, while threatening to impose individual or group sanctions on those violating the December 2017 cessation of hostility agreement. Radio Tamazuj Factbox: “Protection camp populations in South Sudan” Wednesday 3 January The SPLA claims opposition… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 51 & 52 

Tuesday 19 December Clashes reported in Lasu area, Central Equatoria State as diplomats began another round of IGAD-led peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Wednesday 20 December Volunteers from the “Remembering the Ones We Lost” project continue to gather the names of South Sudan’s uncounted war victims, as the conflict’s official death toll remains unknown…. Read more »