South Sudan’s first ever energy and infrastructure conference has gained strong support from global oil and gas firms, testifying to the nation’s unrealized energy industry potential.
South Sudan’s parliament has passed a $300m budget despite the war-torn country’s government conceding it lacked the funds to pay for it.
The current situation so-called arms collection is threatening fierce tribal war woes and causing bitterness among the regime’s two militias groups led by Musa Hilal, leader of the Border Guards Forces (BGF) and Muhammad Hamdan Dogolo Hamedti, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
The high degree of international advocacy that motivated the government of South Sudan to convene the military court, including pressure from Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.), has not created a process to ensure justice for South Sudanese victims. There is no serious political will, let alone resources, to resolve their cases. The court is little more than a show trial for Western governments.
Leaders of Ethiopia and Kenya have informed South Sudan’s opposition group that the region intends to bring an end to Riek Machar’s forced confinement in South Africa, a senior rebel official said.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning to end the position of special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan disclosed CNN in a report released on its website on Monday.
US aid chief Mark Green said Monday Washington was monitoring Sudan’s progress on conditions for a permanent lifting of sanctions, as he visited a camp for the displaced in Darfur.
South Sudan won its independence from Sudan in 2011, and Nuba was a disputed region that remained in Sudan, despite its people’s affiliations with the South. Today, people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains are being bombed by their own government.