December 25, 2013 [KHARTOUM] – South Sudanese and Sudanese civil society and human right groups called on the South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayadrit to release the detained political leaders of the ruling SPLM saying political dialogue can only end the ongoing crisis.(…)
December 25, 2013 [Pan African Vision] – Leaders of SPLM join their hands following successful reconciliation between John Garang and Salva Kiir in Rumbek, Dec. 1, 2004 (ST)Can the current leaders learn from this?(…)
December 23, 2013 [JUBA]– The first western journalist into South Sudan reports from Juba on the brutal and sudden descent into civil war (…)
December 23, 2013, [By AFP | AFP] – The South Sudanese soldiers have carried out a string of ethnic killings, including a massacre, house-to-house killings and rapes, following an outbreak of fighting more than a week ago, several eyewitnesses have told AFP. (…)
December 22, 2013 [http://chimpreports.com] – Mabior Garang de Mabior, the son to departed South Sudan freedom fighter, John Garang, has slammed President Salva Kiir over the manner in which he is handling the security and political crisis in the two year-old country.(…)
Summary of events leading to current crisis in South Sudan
December 19, 2013 [DIASPORA-AUSTRALIA] – President Salva Kiir dissolved the entire GOSS in June 2013. In the same month, Pagan Amum, the Secretary-General, was placed under home arrest.(…)
December 16, 2013 [JUBA] – South Sudan’s armed forces have heavily deployed in the capital Juba, in a bid to control the tense situation.
- SPLA spokesperson Phillip Aguer (AP)
On Sunday evening, forces from the former Joint Integrated Units (JIU) exchanged heavy gunfire after unexpected changes were made within the presidential guards, a military source said.
“The fighting was sparked off after forces – predominantly from one ethnic group – were deployed under the directive of Maj Gen Marial Cinduong Yol, the commander of the presidential guard force”, the source said.(…)