News and Reports

January 23, 2017

Uganda Doing Less About South Sudan Security Threat

Sunday Monitor’s interview with Dr Remember Miamingi By Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi. 23 January 2017 By just standing with President Salva Kiir in the conflict, President Museveni is undermining its chances of influencing the resolution of the conflict. In fact the peace agreement is the only legitimate basis for governance in South Sudan. So once the agreement has collapsed,

January 16, 2017

Secretive Luxembourg-based investment fund offers South Sudan $105 billion

President Salva Kiir has received an offer of  €105 billion for budget and project support from a Luxembourg-based investment fund. Ths comes after major donors refused to provide finacial support to Salva Kiir’s government following a UN investigative report that blames the President  for orchestrating the return to war. Click to see t he funds letter to

December 6, 2016

Increased Violence and Atrocities in Equatoria, South Sudan

US Department of State   Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 5, 2016   The United States is alarmed by the violence in the Equatoria region of South Sudan and concerned it could quickly spiral out of control. The UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide recently warned that

December 5, 2016

Lessons Learnt Post ARCISS – vital in informing the way forward

Date: 5 December 2016 The heavy reliance on the Regional (neighbouring) countries taking the lead in the IGAD-led negotiations did not help the cause as it is no secret that the respective governments do not only have vested interests in South Sudan but have benefited from the current poor governance. Hence asking them to oversee

December 5, 2016

Lessons Learnt Post ARCISS – vital in informing the way forward

Date: 5 December 2016 The heavy reliance on the Regional (neighbouring) countries taking the lead in the IGAD-led negotiations did not help the cause as it is no secret that the respective governments do not only have vested interests in South Sudan but have benefited from the current poor governance. Hence asking them to oversee

November 12, 2016

Statement by Hon Raila Odinga: Kenya’s withdrawal of troops from South Sudan

STATEMENT BY HON RAILA ODINGA: WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM SOUTH SUDAN POINTS TO A DEEPER PROBLEM: On Tuesday, 1st November 2016, the UN announced that it had sacked Lieutenant-General Johnson Magoa Kimani Ondieki as the head of its peace-keeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Two days later, on 4th November 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced

November 5, 2016

UNHCR on the return of Mr James Gatdet Dak to South Sudan

4 November 2016 UNHCR is deeply concerned about the well-being of Mr James Gatdet Dak, SPLA IO Spokesperson, who was returned to South Sudan from Kenya on Monday, 2 November. Mr Dak had previously been granted refugee status by the Kenyan authorities. Mr Dak’s forced return is a violation of the principle of non-refoulement,which is

November 2, 2016

Kenya’s abrupt disengagement from South Sudan’s peace process and deportation of refugee

THE UNITED PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT Republic Of South Sudan UPDM PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8th November 2016 UPDM expresses grave alarm by the decisions of the government of the Republic of Kenya to deport a South Sudanese refugee, James Gatdet Dak, to Juba on the 3rd of November 2016. We are deeply concerned about