Unicef estimates that 900,000 children in South Sudan need psychological help, with at least 150,000 of them living in camps.
A senior General of the military command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) under the leadership of former First Vice president and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar urges civilians living in and around Pagak to stay in their homes, saying the armed opposition is surgically eliminating government troops stationed at Way Station and the surrounding areas.
The wife of the former head of South Sudan’s army says her husband has been under house arrest for months on the direct orders of President Salva Kiir.
The United Nations said on Monday it was investigating reports that 25 people had been killed in South Sudan‘s central Gok state in clashes between two tribal factions.
South Sudanese government troops have entered the area of Pagak as rebels allied to former first vice president Riek Machar abandoned what was the last significant town they were holding.
Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Monday would visit Darfur and Kordofan states to discuss ways to develop a plan to collect illegal weapons.
The first cases of cholera have appeared in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, where two patients died last week. The infectious disease is still spreading in North, West, and South Darfur. In eastern Sudan, hundreds of cholera patients are being treated.
Part of the problem of Sudan-US bilateral relations during the past few decades is that the professional diplomats have very little say in crafting an American policy towards Sudan. It was the lobbyists, activists and NGOs who played a crucial role especially after the outbreak of the second civil war.
South Sudan’ rival forces are on high-alert in and around Pagak after the rebel forces dislodged government troops from Maiwut, SPLA-IO 5thDivision Commander Major General Khor Chuol Giet told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) Monday morning.