News and Reports

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,