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March 5, 2019

Open Letter to Ambassador Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan

H.E. Ambassador. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan, 5 March 2019 Your Excellency, I am one of many South Sudanese who were disturbed by your March 1, 2019 letter of invitation to opposition leaders opposed to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Intentionally or otherwise, your letter

December 3, 2018

The Revitalized South Sudan Peace Agreement: A Peace Agreement or a Peace ‘Aggrievement’?

In December 2013 South Sudan’s perennial, cyclical and interlocking armed conflict resumed. This time, a number of unaddressed structural challenges and grievances triggered the war. There are primarily three factors responsible for the flare-up of the conflict. Download here: The Revitalized South Sudan Peace Agreement: A Peace Agreement or a Peace ‘Aggrievement’? First, the failed transition

August 7, 2018

SSOA Gets Last-ditch Concessions and Assurances from Heads of States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Statement Date: 6 August 2018 Yesterday, the delegation of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) taking part in the Khartoum Round of Facilitation of the Peace Process in South Sudan signed the Agreement on the Outstanding Issues on Governance. It behooves on us to inform our members and the public at

August 6, 2018

Machar at cross-roads, grappling with widely rejected Khartoum fiasco

By Deng Vanang Back on August 28th, 1991, Dr. Riek Machar was on all accounts a sensation and extremely celebrated towering figure, prodded to the fore of national geo-politics by popular yearn for a separate statehood John Garang trampled under feet. Proofing up the man further on high political rating to become father of self-determination

August 5, 2018

NAS Chairman Dismisses Khartoum Colluders from the Party

05/08/2018 The Leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) dismissed Maj. Gen. Julious Tabuley, Dr. Gasim Barnaba Kisanga, Gen. Khalid Butrous, Maj. Gen. Ali Kur, Brig. Nataniel Chol Gai and Brig. Gen. Michael Aywen.  Over the past one month, we have confirmed that the activities and ill intentions of these officers are inconsistent with the

August 5, 2018

Intimidation of SSOA members by Sudan Security Personnel

SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 4th August 2018 South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) through its last two press statement in past two days had made it very clear they will not sign nor be part of this Khartoum Peace Agreement in its current form. This agreement has failed to address the

August 2, 2018

JMEC Finally Admits that SPLA is a Tribal Army!

August 01, 2018, Juba regime is a tribal army Click here to see CTSAMM Violation Reports JUBA – The JMEC has accused the South Sudan army of being a tribal rather than a national army in a report it released yesterday saying lack of discipline among the SPLA and armed opposition groups is uncontrollably ruining lives

July 12, 2018

Response of Civil Society to Post-Entebbe Draft on Outstanding Issues of Responsibility Sharing

SOUTH SUDAN CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM  Khartoum, Sudan July 11, 2018 Click to Download the SSCSF Response in PDF Excellency Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, Minister Of Foreign Affairs, Republic Of Sudan. Your Excellency, Thank you for the briefing last night. Though we would have appreciated an opportunity to pose some lingering questions that we have about

July 10, 2018

South Sudan atrocities may constitute war crimes, UN says

9 July 2018 UN Human Rights monitors have documented what appear to be deliberate, ruthless and brutally violent attacks on civilians, particularly against women and children, by Government and aligned forces, as well as armed youth in parts of Unity State in South Sudan. Full report (PDF) A report issued Tuesday documents acts that constitute

May 13, 2018

SSOA: Summary of ICC-Consultations

Intensive Interlinked Consultations (IIC) in Addis Ababa May 11, 12 and 13, 2018 Radisson Hotel, Addis Ababa Summary of Consultations AS of 12 May 2018, The aim of the consultation is to discuss the outstanding issues identified at the end of the last session of the High Level Revitalisation Forum for South Sudan. TheSSOA had

May 8, 2018

Harriett Baldwin calls for lasting peace agreement in South Sudan.

Ministerial statement on the peace process in South Sudan 8 May 2018 Those who have violated the cessation of hostilities agreement must face consequences for their actions says Harriett Baldwin, the UK Minister for Africa. We urge the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to take immediate action in this regard, to leave the parties in

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