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China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan

China’s Foreign Policy Experiment in South Sudan

China’s longstanding principle of non-interference in other states’ internal affairs is evolving with its growing global footprint. As Chinese overseas investment and business links grow in scope and depth, Beijing faces increasing threats to its citizens, economic interests and international reputation. That, in turn, has confronted China with the inherent limitations of its traditional hands-off […]

Soldiers’ Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction

Soldiers’ Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction

A trial of thirteen South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and killing a local colleague is ongoing in Juba. The events being examined occurred in July 2016 at the Terrain Hotel following a three-day battle in the capital. The fact that these government troops are being tried may appear to be a positive development […]

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest

The former mediator between the Uganda government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Betty Bigombe, has run into the first hurdle in her new assignment to reconcile the warring parties in South Sudan. President Museveni recently appointed Bigombe, 64, as his technical advisor on the South Sudan Peace Initiative. Bigombe’s last public office was that […]

Botched Vaccination Kills 15 Children in South Sudan

Botched Vaccination Kills 15 Children in South Sudan

At least 15 children have died in rural South Sudan in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering vaccinations, reports say. South Sudan’s health ministry on Friday blamed the deaths on human error. Health workers vaccinating the children against measles used the same syringe without sterilising it, […]

General Malek Reuben Riak Accused of Making Millions from South Sudan War

General Malek Reuben Riak Accused of Making Millions from South Sudan War

A top South Sudan army official has used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through his personal business, while helping to orchestrate a conflict that has resulted in famine, according to a new report by a Washington-based human rights group. Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, the SPLA’s deputy chief of defense force for operations, […]

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in South Sudan and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, David Shearer, on Monday announced the arrival of Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Kamanzi was assigned this task by the United Nations Secretary-General […]

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Announces Truce

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Announces Truce

The U.N.’s top official in South Sudan says President Salva Kiir has formally launched a long-awaited national dialogue and declared a unilateral cessation of hostilities. “While the National Dialogue could bring a welcome focus on reconciliation, for it to be credible, it will need the genuine participation of opposition constituencies,” David Shearer told the U.N. […]

South Africa Deputy President Ramaphosa ‘Taking Bribes From President Kiir’ – South Sudan Rebels

South Africa Deputy President Ramaphosa ‘Taking Bribes From President Kiir’ – South Sudan Rebels

Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is “taking bribes” from President Salva Kiir’s government to block their leader Riek Machar – currently in South Africa – from returning home. Deputy military spokesperson for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM LO), Colonel Lam Paul Gabriel told News24 this week that Ramaphosa […]

Embrace Unity – Forget Identity – Museveni to South Sudan

Embrace Unity – Forget Identity – Museveni to South Sudan

President Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyse and endanger their nation. Mr Museveni was speaking in Juba where he travelled at the invitation of President Salva Kiir, to attend the launch of South Sudan’s National dialogue and swearing […]

‘Fighting must stop now’ so millions South Sudanese can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs

‘Fighting must stop now’ so millions South Sudanese can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs

Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country’s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access […]

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