Author: cbartel@bluewin.ch

Analyses: the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters

New Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) study analyses the Mathiang Anyoor—cattle keepers turned key SPLA fighters When civil war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, thousands of soldiers defected from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and joined the opposition. In response, elites loyal to Kiir’s government mobilized fighters to bolster depleted SPLA forces. Read More …

Pa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented

Nyamilepedia, August 2019 Nyamilepedia Interviews Pa’gan Amum Okiech, former Secretary General of the SPLMPa’gan Amum explains why R-ARCSS was and is never meant to be implemented to bring peace and democratic transformation of South Sudan. Question 1 – Last year, the government and several opposition groups signed the revitalized peace agreement to end the ongoing Read More …

The Death Squads in South Sudan

7 May 2019 By Hilde F. Johnson* Developments in Sudan are making us all hold our breaths, as we wonder whether paramilitary forces with a past in Janjaweed’s killing operations, will carry the day, and continue the terror we witnessed lately; or whether transition towards civilian rule may still happen. The role of the Sudan Read More …

UPDM Condemns Government Attack on Youth and on Freedom of Expression

 PRESS STATEMENT  For Immediate Release 11 May 2019 UPDM expresses a grave concern as the government enforces its warnings with massive deployment of security forces in Juba town in response to reports of anti-government demonstrations by South Sudan’s Youth. The freedom of expression and freedom of assembly are rights enshrined in the Transitional Constitution of Read More …

Truth hurts but it pays off:

Dr Luka Biong My interview with Jongkor went viral and created unprecedented debate in social media but importantly inside South Sudan. A friend of mine in Juba told me “with this interview you have committed political suicide as you have angered the overwhelming majority of Dinka”. Others and especially youth from various ethnic groups including Read More …