In an opinion, John Prendergast, a well-travelled and erudite journalist who has lived and breathed Africa for more than 30 years, accuses the South Sudan government and the international community of allowing the six-year-old newest nation to sink in social and economic turmoil.
A former Canadian ambassador has questioned the ethics of a Canadian company’s sale of dozens of armoured vehicles to South Sudan’s military, which deployed them in a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of civilians.
South Sudan’s army, Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), on Tuesday vowed to provide adequate security to oil workers and facilities in the northern region, after rebels threatened to attack the oilfields to disrupt oil production.
South Sudan on Monday urged for more support from the United States toward the country’s ongoing peace efforts, instead of undertaking policy review on the situation on the war-torn country.
After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan, USAID administrator Mark Green told the country’s President Salva Kiir in talks in the capital Juba.
Makuei, also the government Spokesperson said government is ready to conduct the elections next year despite the insecurity in the country.
Before the South Sudanese rebels attacked the town of Kaya, they handed out supplies – a ragged strip of red cloth to identify themselves to each other as friendly forces, a packet of biscuits, and two precious magazines of ammunition per fighter.
Pooled UN funds amounting to US$21 million have been earmarked to provide vital assistance to thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance in newly accessible areas in Sudan.
South Sudan’s former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country’s defence minister said on Thursday.
The only foreigner to come forward and testify in a high-profile South Sudan trial where army troops are accused of gang-rape and murder in a hotel rampage a year ago is urging other survivors to speak up, especially men.