Category: This Week in South Sudan

This Week in South Sudan – Week 46

Tuesday 13 November A UN report found violations of the arms embargo on South Sudan, an embargo which also bans military assistance and military training. Thijs Van Laer and Omar Mahmood in Irin News: “South Sudan Peace Deal: Whose Power are they Sharing Anyway?” Wednesday 14 November The National Pre-Transitional Committee set up four committees… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 45

Monday 5 November The National Constitutional Amendment Committee held its first meeting in Juba. Tuesday 6 November Despite the release of 900 child soldiers so far in 2018, the UN reported that thousands of child soldiers are unlikely to be freed any time soon due to lack of funds for aid agencies. Vice President James… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 44

Wednesday 31 October Riek Machar returned to Juba for the first time in two years to participate on the peace celebrations. During the peace celebrations, President Salva Kiir apologized for “the immense suffering” caused by the civil war. Special representative of the Secretary General and head of UMISS, David Shearer’s speech at the peace celebrations… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 43

Tuesday 23 October IGAD deploys Regional Protection Force and establishes a Joint Assessment Team tasked to monitor the security situation of South Sudan. The non-signatory Federal Democratic Party accused the SPLM-IO of attacks in the Upper Nile. IOM South Sudan: “Migration Health Unit Report, July-September 2018”. Wednesday 24 October Parties to the peace agreement are… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 42

Monday 15 October The first meeting of the pre-transitional committee was postponed due to logistical reasons and will now start on the 21 October. A recent documentary by John-Allan Namu accused Paul Malong for committing war crimes during the conflict. Malong strongly denied the allegations. Thursday 18 October Logistics Cluster: “South Sudan – Access Constraints… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 41

Monday 8 October The information minister Michael Chiengjiek said the situation in the detention center in Juba was resolved peacefully. The government of South Sudan (GoSS) agreed to grant prisoners with lawyers and fair trials. The National Pre-Transitional Committee will conduct their first meeting in Khartoum on the 14-15 October. The South Sudan Unified Front… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 40

Monday 1 October Sudan’s minister of foreign affairs Eldirdiri Mohamed Ahmed called on the UN to mandate a doubling of the prospective regional protection force to monitor the implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement. The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission lauded the release of all Prisoners of War and Political Detainees. President Kiir sacked… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 39

Tuesday 25 September South Sudanese surgeon Dr. Evan Ata Adaha was awarded the 2018 UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. President Kiir appointed Malek Reuben Riak Rengu, a UN-sanctioned general, as deputy defence minister. Mahmood Mamdani in New York Times: “The Trouble with South Sudan’s New Peace Deal”. Wednesday 26 September The SPLA and SPLA-IO accused each… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 38

Monday 17 September Extra-Ordinary IGAD summit endorse R-ARCSS and request the UN Security Council to review its mandate for the Regional Protection Force. Thursday 20 September At a briefing for the UN Security Council, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix reported on an increasingly stable security situation in Abyei, thus advocated that the… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 37

Monday 10 September The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that the ceasefire in South Sudan appears to hold. However, the SPLM-IO accused government forces of violating the ceasefire agreement. Tuesday 11 September The Government of South Sudan extended oil production agreements with four companies: South Sudan’s Nile Petroleum Company, Malaysia’s Petronas, China National… Read more »