News and Reports

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 14, 2016

CASS Letter to IGAD and AU – Stop Genocide in South Sudan

November 12, 2016 H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission P.O. Box 3243, Roosevelt Street W21K19 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim The Executive Secretary IGAD Secretariat Avenue Georges Clemenceau P.O. Box 2653 Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti RE: Genocide in South Sudan  H.E. Dr. Zuma and Ambassador Maalim, We, the undersigned 101 South

November 12, 2016

Statement of the Fourth High-Level Meeting of the JMEC Partners Group on South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda 10 November 2016 The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Partners Group on South Sudan – including representatives of China, Ethiopia (Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)), Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, the UK, the US, Uganda, the European Union, the IGAD Partners Forum represented by Canada, Germany and

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