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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

May 2, 2018

South Sudan: Reveal Fate and Whereabouts of 2 Men

02 May 2018 (Nairobi) – Delays in peace talks originally scheduled for April 26, 2018, should not excuse ongoing detentions and inaction on enforced disappearances, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. South Sudan’s leaders should act immediately to impartially investigate the enforced disappearances of two men, and release or charge everyone in their

April 18, 2018

South Sudan Government Execute Civilians and Burned Houses In Parjok

On Monday 3 April 2017 President Kiir’s Militia attacked Parjok/Pajok town, in Imatong state, Eastern Equatoria. They raped civilians, carried out public executions and burned houses. Below is an unedited text message from an eyewitness: START TEXT MESSAGE Dead brother slaughtered like chicken. I thought I lost three of my family members but now still

April 18, 2018

AU to establish Hybrid Court for South Sudan Crimes

Ambassador Adeoye makes strongest hint yet on the establishment of the Hybrid Court to try crimes committed during the South Sudan crisis.    

April 16, 2018

European Union council adopts conclusions South Sudan

On 16 April 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on South Sudan. The conclusions note that2018 is a critical year for securing peace in South Sudan, as the term of the transitional government of National Unity as set out in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) comes to an end.

February 18, 2018

South Sudan Activist Criticizes Comments by Peace Monitor 

WASHINGTON — 18 February 2017 The head of the organization monitoring South Sudan’s shaky 2015 peace deal has sparked controversy by saying rebels who fought the administration of President Salva Kiir should return to Juba, South Sudan. Former Botswana president Festus Mogae chairs the Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Commission, or JMEC, which oversees the deal

February 16, 2018

Disunity rife in South Sudan than before independence, expert says

Following the collapse of South Sudan’s ruling Party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM); President Kiir has orchestrated a crisis within the army, divided the country along tribal lines and is now shredding the once cordial ethnic harmony that was a hallmark of the people of South Sudan. A South Sudanese expert describes a nation

January 25, 2018

IGAD Council of Ministers (CoM) statement on the reports of violations of C0H Agreement

25th January 2018 The Council of Ministers of IGAD (Council of Ministers) have received reports from Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) that there have been violations of the 21 December 2017 Agreement on Cessation and Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH) since its entry into force on 24 December 2017.

January 25, 2018

JMEC Calls On Un Security Council To Revisit “Consequences” For Ceasefire Non-Compliance

PRESS RELEASE 25th January 2018, Juba, South Sudan The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to define clear consequences “to be faced by those who wilfully violate, spoil or derail the Peace Agreement in South Sudan.” Addressing the UNSC on Thursday, JMEC Chairperson, H.E. Festus Mogae said,

January 24, 2018

Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?

By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 23, 2017— Tens of thousands of civilians dead, countless children on the verge of starvation, millions of dollars stolen by officials, oil wells blown up, food aidhijacked and as many as 70 percentof women sheltering in camps raped— mostly by the nation’s soldiers and police officers. Genocide is beginning

January 24, 2018

UK Statement at the Security Council Meeting on South Sudan.

Call for consequences for those who obstruct the negotiation process, including violations of the Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan Delivered by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Chargé d’Affaires, 24 January 2018 Thank you Mr President, And thank you also to our briefers Undersecretary La Croix, ASG Mueller and Chairperson Mogae for updating us today. As we

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