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This Week in South Sudan – Week 35

Tuesday 28 August The IGAD mediation team proposed a referendum to decide on the number of states in South Sudan. Wednesday 29 August President Kiir promoted more than 120 army officers to major generals. President Kiir arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation taking place on 3-4 September. At the forum, China pledged… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 34

Monday 20 August According to Sentry, a US-based watchdog, General Jok Riak did not receive an official waiver from the UN when he visited China, thereby revealing a gap in sanctions enforcement. Tuesday 21 August The Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Festus G. Mogae, resigned from his position. Mogae was criticized for… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 33

Tuesday 14 August The next phase of IGAD’s peace talks started in Khartoum. Wednesday 15 August President Salva Kiir proposed that 14 of the 32 states should be governed by the opposition as part of the peace deal. Thursday 16 August Military chief General Jok Riak returned unimpeded from a visit to China, despite the… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 32

Monday 6 August The National Salvation front (NAS) distanced itself from the agreement on outstanding issues of governance. The leader of NAS, Thomas Cirillo Swaka, fired six leading members of the party, accusing them of plotting to overthrow him. Tuesday 7 August The Troika (US, UK, Norway) and the European Union called on the government… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 31

Tuesday 31 July The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar praised progress towards a negotiated settlement in South Sudan. Wednesday 1 August The People’s Liberal Party urged Sudanese mediators to intervene for the release of activist Peter Bier Ajak in South Sudan. Friday 3 August President Salva Kiir promoted his wife Mary Ayen… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 29 and 30

Monday 16 July Ugandan President Museveni called for European countries to ease sanctions on South Sudan. Daily Monitor: “South Sudan Talks: A Lasting Peace or Marriage of Convenience?” Wednesday 18 July President Salva Kiir sacked the foreign affairs minister Deng Alor Kuol and appointed Nhial Deng Nhial to the position. The UN Security Council imposed… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 28

There will be no This Week in South Sudan for week 29 and instead a combined newsletter for week 29 and 30.   Tuesday 10 July Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In-Opposition, rejected Entebbe’s power sharing proposal. Wednesday 11 July SPLM-IO blamed the government forces for clashes in River Yei and for abducting civilians in the southern… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 27

Tuesday 3 July The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) proposed a bill to extent President Kiir’s term for three years. The oppositions rejected the proposal. Wednesday 4 July The GoSS and the Government of Sudan finally agreed to open four crossing corridors: Kosti-Renk road and river, Meriam-Aweil road and rail (not in operation), Heglig-Bentiu and… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 26

The Khartoum Peace Agreement On Wednesday 27 June, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar signed a peace deal alongside representatives from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, the Former Detainees, other political parties, Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir, and witnesses from IGAD and the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States). President Salva Kiir and Riek… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 25

Tuesday 19 June The EU donates 68 million euro in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. Wednesday 20 June A delegation from the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) will arrive in Khartoum at the end of June to discuss and initiate the oil production and cooperation between the two Sudans. The… Read more »