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This Week in South Sudan – Week 49

Tuesday 4 December The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) launched a mobile payment platform to reduce the reliance on cash. The SPLMA-IO accused government forces of instigating violent clashes in Unity. Wednesday 5 December The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) suspended the election of Peter Gatdet Yaka as a new leader, reportedly due to the… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 48

Tuesday 27 November In a leadership conference, the National Salvation Front reaffirmed the rejection of the revitalized peace agreement. Government authorities and opposition forces met in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile, and decided to cooperate in the implementation of the peace agreement and facilitate free movement. Former SPLM official Dr. Matur Gorjok Gak formed a… Read more »

This Week in South Sudan – Week 47

Tuesday 20 November The National Salvation Front accused the SPLM-IO for starting violent clashes in Central Equatoria. The SPLM-IO denied the accusations. Wednesday 21 November Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Sudan to explore four oil blocks. Turkey and President Salva Kiir signed an MOU on education. The… Read more »

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 »