ONCE FETEDas liberation heroes, South Sudan’s ageing leaders are now better known for fighting each other and failing to make up.
[ICG] Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels -What’s new? African leaders meet in Addis Ababa this week for the annual African Union (AU) summit.
[VOA] The United States says it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with South Sudan after the country’s leaders failed to form a transitional unity government by Tuesday’s deadline.
[East African] SPLM-IO spokesman Mabior Garang de Mabior tells Fred Oluoch challenges that their leader faces ahead of establishment of Transitional Government …………………………………………
[VOA] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are meeting in Juba this week to discuss security matters and other issues ahead of a November 12th deadline for forming a unity government.
[ISS] In September 2018 South Sudanese actors signed a new peace agreement to ‘revitalise’ the 2015 deal, which had collapsed. The new agreement, the result of months of negotiations led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), secured the buy-in of most of the parties to the conflict.
[Deutsche Welle] After years of fighting and failed peace initiatives in South Sudan, the country’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a power sharing deal which would see Machar reinstated as a vice-president.
[Monitor] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally inked an agreement to end the war.
[ISS] For a second time, South Sudan won’t be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and the country’s ongoing conflict.
[Deutsche Welle] A top general in the South Sudanese armed forces has stepped down in response to alleged atrocities by the government. The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, with the UN warning of “all-out ethnic civil war.”