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Senior Militia General Killed in Recent Fighting in Guit County, Unity State

A fierce battle between government militias, loyal to president Kiir’s allied militias, and the SPLA clashed this morning in Guit County, Unity State, leaving one government commander dead and several wounded.

Brig. William Gatjiath blamed the government for the clashes toward trying to advance their troops in a bit to gain more territories before the assembly of forces in their cantonment areas before next year.

South Sudan opposition groups backtrack on Peter Gatdet’s election: statement

The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA has finally suspended the election of Peter Gatdet Yaka as a new leader and decided to work collectively to resolve the concerns and reservations that tainted the operationalization of the leadership council.

On 30 November, the SSOA Leadership Council elected Yaka for six months but failed to elect the remaining other seven office bearers because the outgoing chairman rejected the outcome of the vote and contested the procedures used in the vote.

Uganda accused of fanning South Sudan violence by supplying arms

Uganda defied a European Union arms embargo and purchased arms and ammunition from at

least three EU members  Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia  that were then transferred to South Sudan’s military and armed allies in Sudan before the United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Juba in July this year.

UN tells Juba to prosecute rapists

The United Nations has urged South Sudanese authorities to prosecute the men who raped women and girls in a village in the oil-rich Bentiu State last week.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres said in a statement shared with the media on Tuesday that South Sudan leaders, from both the government and the opposition, should end the persistent impunity against women and girls in the war-ravaged state.

Heavy fighting erupted in Guit county

Heavy Fighting erupted this morning in Guit County, whereas Troops Loyal to First Vice President Taban Deng Gai attacked SPLA-IO bases around Kuergeng which is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between opposition forces and the Government of South Sudan.

UNMISS, SPLM-IO condemn sexual attacks in northern South Sudan

The SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-IO) and United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Sunday condemned sexual attacks on 125 women and girls in Bentiu-Rubkona area.

Why Khartoum brokered 2018 peace deal in South SudanSouth Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar (2nd

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar (2nd right) signs ceasefire documents in Khartoum on June 27, 2018. Next to him is Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (centre) and South Sudan President Salva

As South Sudan begins to rebuild from scratch following a peace deal signed in September 2018 between the main rival factions, the region’s countries with economic interests in the world’s youngest nation remain edgy, even as Khartoum is confident that the permanent ceasefire will hold this time round.

Uganda accused of fanning South Sudan violence by supplying arms

Uganda defied a European Union arms embargo and purchased arms and ammunition from at least three EU members — Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia — that were then transferred to South Sudan’s military and armed allies in Sudan before the United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo on Juba in July this year.

Changson would be responsible for S. Sudan SSOA’s split: Akol

Gabriel Changson would bear the responsibility for any rift within the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) if he continues to reject the election of Peter Gatdet as a new chairperson of the umbrella.

Dozens of Women Raped in South Sudan as Attackers Exploit Aid Handouts

In the last 10 days, 125 women and girls have been raped while seeking emergency food in Bentiu, South Sudan, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

Major General Rebecca Nyadeng de Mabior returns to Juba

 

Two prominent members of the SPLM Former Detained Leaders (FDs) groups returned Thursday to Juba as part of the confidence-building measures and a demonstration of their political intent to implement the peace agreement.

Madame Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, former presidential adviser and Oyai Deng Ajak former national security minister arrived in Juba after two years for the former and five years for the latter.

Peter Gatdet elected leader of South Sudan Opposition Alliance: spokesperson

-Peter Gatdet Yaka has been elected as the new chairman of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), according to a statement issued by his group South Sudan United Movement (SSUM) on Friday.

South Sudan region ‘sees huge increase in rape’, says charity

Dozens of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other violence over the past 10 days in a northern region of South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said.

NAS’s conference Chaired by General Cirillo Swaka supports rejection of South Sudan revitalized peace deal

The holdout opposition National Salvation Front (NAS) supported the rejection of the revitalized peace agreement decided by its leadership and called to negotiate a sustainable peace addressing the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan.

Holding of political detainees likely to delay healing in Juba

South Sudan’s refusal to release all political detainees as per the September Agreement could delay the national reconciliation and healing.

Former SPLM official forms new political party

Former SPLM official in Australia Dr. Matur Gorjok Gak has formed a new political party, the National People’s Movement (NPM), which he says will mobilize people peacefully for a genuine democratic change in South Sudan.