South Sudan News


Thursday, 11-27-14, 9:53Juba Permits Rebels to Travel to Consultative Meeting On UN Planes[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudanese government announced late on Wednesday it has now permitted all rebel commanders in the field to use available aircraft with the United Nations to a venue where they would hold consultative meeting, revising its previous decision which rejected the request. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 5:15UN Relief Official Urges the Need to Scale Up Funds to South Sudanese Refugees[Ethiopia Government]The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, appealed to the international community on Tuesday (November 25) to address the dire situation of South Sudanese refugees. Speaking following a four-day mission to Ethiopia, she also warned that the number of refugees could rise substantially if fighting in South Sudan continues. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 11:19Rebels Dismiss Alleged Membership in UN Compounds[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The rebel faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement - SPLM (opposition) - has dismissed as "ill-intentions" claims that they have armed members inside civilian protection sites, which are being manned across the country by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 11:19Govt Rejects Proposal for Separate Armies During Pre-Interim Period[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The South Sudanese government has rejected a proposal by the armed opposition allied to the former vice-president Riek Machar which sought to allow the existence of two armed forces during the pre-interim period should there be a consensus for the proposed government of national unity. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 13:17Would Arms Embargo Help End Civil War?[African Arguments]In filthy camps for the displaced, thatched huts in half-forgotten villages, and Juba's proud new concrete buildings, South Sudanese are waiting. As the rainy season peters out, and the deadlines rush to expiration, everyone wants to know whether a meaningful peace agreement will be signed. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 12:00Situating Transitional Justice in the Context of South Sudan[Fahamu]Africa's newest nation has been engulfed in violent conflict for a year now. It is sad that the freedom struggle that lasted so long has not translated into quality life for the majority of the citizens. The root causes of this must be addressed - and they have everything to do with failed leadership. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 11:26President Kiir Risks Deposition By Inner Circles, Defectors Warn[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -A senior South Sudanese official who declared on Friday his defection to the rebel movement led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, has warned that president Salva Kiir risked being deposed by his inner circles unless he quickly moved to conclude a peace agreement with the opposition group. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 12:39PM - Egypt Is South Sudan's Partner in Development[Egypt Online]Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held a meeting with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 11:45WFP Demands Safe Release of Staff Abducted in S. Sudan[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has demanded the safe release of its abducted staff member Mark Diang, who was taken at gunpoint from Malakal airport on 16 October by a group of men in plain clothes. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 8:47South Sudan High-Level Delegation Meet EAC Team to Prepare for Accession Negotiations[EAC]Arusha -A High-Level Delegation from the Republic of South Sudan today met and held discussions with the Secretary General of the East African Community Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera at the Laico Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. read more...

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