JMEC appeals for South Sudan dialogue as cost of conflict deepens

JMEC appeals for South Sudan dialogue as cost of conflict deepens

The head of the commission responsible for overseeing South Sudan’s peace and political agreements said Wednesday that he is dismayed by escalating conflict that prevents their implementation, while exacting a heavy toll in humanitarian terms. “Over the past three months there have been increasing reports of targeted and revenge killings,…

SPLM-IO: Machar denied entry, sent back to South Africa

South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar, head of the SPLM-IO, was forbidden from entering Ethiopia and returned to South Africa, a spokesman for the rebel group told the Sudan Tribune. Machar was traveling to the SPLM-IO headquarters in Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, when he was stopped at Bole International…

Report on Juba attacks details changes for UNMISS operations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon plans to implement new measures for the United States Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), designed to ensure greater accountability and better protect South Sudanese civilians. The UN decision follows an independent investigation of the violence that spanned days marked by chaos in and around the…

South Sudan: rebel return raises peace hopes

As the conflict in South Sudan continues the world waits to hear how the young country will implement the peace deal that was drawn up four months ago. The Associated Press (AP) reports that a group of South Sudanese rebels has returned to the capital, Juba, after spending two years…

South Sudan peace deal failing

Conflict in South Sudan is continuing to pick up even with the latest peace deal which seems to be quickly failing. The peace deal was signed in August this year between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar after 21 months of fighting. The peace deal started off with…

South Sudan: Salva Kiir signs peace deal

Yesterday, the South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has signed the peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar. The signing comes more than a week after Kiir initially refused to sign the negotiated deal. A ceremony was held in the capital Juba and was attended by African regional leaders. The presidents…