Category: This Week in South Sudan

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 »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 24

Wednesday 13 June Riek Machar accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to meet with the South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week. The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) demands that a non-IGAD country hosts the meeting. Atem Garang de Kuek resigned from his position as the SPLM Chief Whip in… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 23

Tuesday 5 June A former information minister in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Omer Eshag Mohamed, announced his decision to join the opposition movement led by General Paul Malong. Foreign Policy: “Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War” Thursday 7 June The Government of South Sudan and the Government of Sudan agreed to repair… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 22

Monday 28 May The Kenyan opposition leader, and the country’s special envoy to South Sudan, Raila Odinga, met with President Salva Kiir to discuss ways of resolving the civil war. Odinga is also scheduled to travel to South Africa to meet the former first vice-president Riek Machar. The South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) has returned… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 21

Monday 21 May The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) considers a referendum on the configuration of states in the country. Tuesday 22 May Members of the Former Political Detainees deny having withdrawn their membership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance. This comes after the Addis Ababa peace talk where the group reportedly required separate representation… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 20

Monday 14 May SPLM accuses SSUF/A of carrying out attacks in Raja, Western Bahr el Ghazal, but the SSUF/A rejects these allegations. Thursday 17 May The UN Security Council extends the mandate of UNISFA in Abyei for one year. The UN deploys 150 additional peacekeepers to the Unity area due to continuous clashes between SPLM… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 19

Monday 7 May The SPLM-IO faction led by Taban Deng Gai announced that it has officially joined the country’s ruling party SPLM, under the overall leadership of President Salva Kiir. President Salva Kiir accepted that Riek Machar could come to Juba under the protection of the Regional Protection Force. President Kiir did not accept however… Read more »