South Sudan: Abyei – Renewed Violence Increases the Risk of War

ENOUGH Project (Washington, DC) UN peacekeepers in Abyei (file photo: Press) March 14, 2014 (Washington, DC) — In the wake of renewed violence in the contested Abyei region that lies between Sudan and South Sudan, a new Enough Project policy alert warns that intercommunal attacks with unclear degrees of state support are risking a conflagration within Abyei that threatens to drag […]

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The SPLM in Opposition may boycot peace talk next week due to regionalization of South Sudan conflict!

“This is an unfortunate decision by IGAD to interfere in the internal conflict. We reject it and condemn it in the strongest terms. It is an attempt to regionalize the internal conflict,” Former Vice-President Riek Machar in South Sudan during mediation. East African leaders are seeking an end to the fighting ( a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos […]

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IGAD’s Extra-ordinary Session On South Sudan Conflict and Governance!

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 25th OF THE IGAD ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND  GOVERNMENT ON THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION Addis Ababa, 13th march 2014 IGAD Head of States and governments (Photo file: IGAD) March 13, 2014(Addis Ababa) — The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 25th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 13th March 2014 in […]

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South Sudan Troops Block U.N. Shipments

Discovery of Mislabeled Weapons Has Inflamed Tensions Between the U.N. and South Sudan By Heidi Vogt And Nicholas Bariyo South Sudan’s troops restricting the movements of peacekeeping forces, airshipments and United Nations roads in South Sudan. (Photo File: Reuters, 2013). March 13, 2014 (NAIROBI)—Nearly all United Nations road and air shipments have been halted in South Sudan, officials said Thursday, […]

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East African Countries to Send Troops to South Sudan

 Rwandan troops contracted to serve as UN Peacekeepers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo carrier bound for thre Central Africa Republic, January 2014.(photo Ann Garrison) March 13, 2014 (Addis Ababa) — East African leaders at a summit meeting in Addis Ababa today authorized deployment of a contingent of troops to help monitor and enforce the cessation of hostilities in […]

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Dutch defense minister confirms evidence of cluster bombs, peacekeepers renforcement underway!

cluster bombs dropped in enemies territory. (photo: US Air Force) March 13, 2014 (Hague) — The Dutch Minister of Defense has confirmed that cluster bombs were used in fighting in South Sudan, after denials by the country’s national authorities. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert stated in the parliament of the Netherlands in The Hague that the UN is now investigating the ownership […]

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Ugandan Traders to Strike Over South Sudan Debt

By Sadab Kitatta Kaaya, A group of Ugandan traders has dragged the East African Community (EAC) before the regional court seeking to block South Sudan’s entry into the bloc in Nov 2013 (Photo Reuters) Desperate times call for desperate measures. Upset that the government of South Sudan has failed to settle claims totalling $49m worth of goods and services supplied […]

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South Sudan moves provincial capital after rebel takeover

“Al-Rank’s infrastructure is equipped to host state institutions,” Jiben added, stressing that once the government regained control of Malakal, the city would go back to being the state’s capital. By Atem Simon Residents fleeing the troubled Jonglei State capital, Bor, in December. (Photo The New York Time) March 12, 2014 (JUBA) — South Sudanese authorities on Wednesday announced plans to […]

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Canada Can Afford to Help South Sudan, But Won’t Pay Up

Hélène Laverdière, NDP MP, Laurier – Ste-Marie Flag of Canada(Photo Wiki page) March 12, 2014 (HUFFPOST) — In recent months members of Parliament have debated three of the world’s major crises, in Ukraine, Syria, and the Central African Republic. There is another crisis, though, that Canada has neglected so far — the political and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. South Sudan is […]

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Pro government protestors seek UN exit from South Sudan

The African Report Special Representative Hilde Johnson (right) visits a hospital operated by the UN Mission in Malakal, South Sudan-08-1-2014 (UNMISS) © UNMISS/Juio Brathwaite March 12, 2014(AR) — The government of South Sudan has accused the United Nations of siding with rebels in the country’s civil war. President Salva Kiir’s government is now demanding that the UN should exit South […]

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