Reconciliation agreement stands on weak foundation as a split within Riek Machar’s group has emerged.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has ordered issues an order, banning all top government officials from using the national army (SPLA) for personal protection.
«South Sudan is at the mercy of the elections in Kenya. It will pay the heaviest price in terms of imports and its banking sector if the elections are not trouble-free».
The Chinese government has donated a combined sum of 1.8 million U.S. dollars to South Sudan’s ministry of health to fight cholera and malaria in the war-torn East African country.
South Sudan’s government said on Friday it had taken the last town before the main rebel base of Pagak, where thousands of civilians have fled to escape fighting near the border with Ethiopia.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will visit neighbouring Sudan in the next month of August, said the foreign minister, reversing initial reports speculating that Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir had accepted to visit Juba.
The United Nations says peacekeepers with a long-awaited regional protection force soon will arrive in South Sudan nearly a year after they were approved.
This blogpost is part two of a two-part blog series on the ongoing tensions in Abyei. The blogposts were authored by a guest blogger whose name has been withheld for security reasons.