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.
South Sudanese soldiers are passing through the territory of neighboring Uganda to launch assaults against rebels, raising the risk of the civil war spilling over into neighboring East African countries, South Sudanese rebels and witnesses said.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for an investigation amid claims that an American reporter killed in South Sudan was deliberately targeted by government troops.
Uttalelse fra Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) 24 august 2017.