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.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has said the millions of civilians fleeing the war-torn nation were being driven by social media propaganda manned by those conspiring against his government.
South Sudan was the world’s youngest country when it became independent from neighbouring Sudan in 2011 following decades of conflict.