Category Archives: SOUTH SUDAN

UN: South Sudan opposition forces sexually abused women, girls in latest violence

South Sudan’s armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose “wives,” and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly

President Omar Bashir appoints Ambassador Jamal al- Sheikh Juba peace envoy

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbor in 2011.

Riek Machar forces warns South Sudan to stop attacking its territory

South Sudan main armed opposition (SPLM-IO) accused a holdout opposition group and the government army of attacking its positions in Yei River and Wau states raising fears of the resumption of hostilities after the signing of the revitalized agreement on 12 September

General Thomas Cirilo troops attacked by government forces

Scores have been killed following a government attack against a base belong to rebel forces loyal to former SPLA General and now leader of the National Salvation Front

South Sudan to set up a Hybrid court as a sign of peace

The government of South Sudan is under pressure to allow the formation of the hybrid court and release political detainees as a sign of goodwill in the implementation of the September 12 Agreement.

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir meets visiting opposition leaders

President Salva Kiir met Thursday with two opposition leading members who are in Juba in a gesture of goodwill to show their commitment to the revitalized peace agreement signed on 12 September.

General Malong sacked by his own Rebels

A splinter group of the South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) led by former SPLA Chief of General Staff Gen. Paul Malong Awan has removed

Notorious South Sudan prisoners take control of national security facility in capital Juba

South Sudan notorious prisoners currently being detained in the notorious national security Blue House have broken into a gun store and taking guns resulting into taking control of the National Security facility, several sources have revealed early  this morning.

South Sudan main opposition calls for swift release of Machar’s spokesperson

SPLM-IO condemned statements by the South Sudan Presidential spokesman that his government has political prisoners and stressed they will not compromise over the release of James Dak,

South Sudan releases 20 POWs

South Sudan government has released at least 20 political prisoners, after President Salva Kiir ordered the immediate release of all Prisoners of War (PoWs) and detainees last week

Two military planes crash shuts Sudan airport

An accident involving two military planes on the runway of the airport in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, has temporarily closed the airport and forced international flights to divert to Port Sudan.

Professor Mahmood Mamdani claims South Sudan is a protectorate of Uganda and Sudan

Ugandan academic Prof Mahmood Mamdani has caused a stir in South Sudan by stating that the recently signed peace agreement is only meant to benefit Uganda and Sudan.