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Kiir: No Interim Government Without Me as President

The whole intention is to dismantle the SPLM, which they believe has become a very strong monster in South Sudan…” – President Salva Kiir on proposal to set up transitional government

President Kiir rejected what he said was a proposal to form an interim government without him
President Kiir rejected what he said was a proposal to form an interim government without him

By VOA,

SOUTH Sudan President Salva Kiir insisted Thursday he is committed to ending more than six months of conflict in his young country through dialogue, but said he will only agree to a peace deal if it guarantees that he will lead the transitional government.

“They intend to constitute a transitional government without me as the elected president,” Mr. Kiir said in a speech to the National Assembly.  Continue reading Kiir: No Interim Government Without Me as President

The Ethiopian Hand in South Sudan

South Sudan, a Conflict that Should Concern All

By Thomas C Mountain,

Ethiopia has been active in destabilizing South Sudan and has been repeatedly caught providing arms to “rebels” in the Jonglei and Unity States in the north of the country during the past year.

Some of these arms are reported to being used against UN peacekeepers on top of the general ethnic based slaughter that the rebels have been committing across South Sudan. Continue reading The Ethiopian Hand in South Sudan

Ethiopia Evacuates Citizens from South Sudan

Photo released by UNMISS shows national from Uganda, Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia are evacuated by UN helicopter to Juba from Benitu

By Sudan Tribune,

As fears rise of a possible civil war in South Sudan, Ethiopia said it has began evacuating hundreds of its citizens from conflict-hit regions of the country.

Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs said on Sunday that over 650 Ethiopians have been transported back home as fierce fighting between government forces and rebels led by sacked vice president Riek Machar continues in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. Continue reading Ethiopia Evacuates Citizens from South Sudan

(VOA): ኣብ ደቡብ ሱዳን ዝርከቡ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ኤርትራውያንን፡ ንብረቶም ክዝመት ጀሚሩ (Audio)

ነዚ ዝሓበረ፡ ኣብ ግዝኣት ጆንግለይ ከተማ ቦር፡ ምስ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ዝሰርሕ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሃይለሚካኤል ገብረስላሰ`ዩ

Armed gangs in Juba causing sleepless nights for Eritreans and Ethiopians (Photo: SPLM army)

By VOA Tigrinya,

ብሰንኪ `ቲ ኣብ`ዚ ሰሙን`ዚ ኣብ ደቡብ ሱዳን ዝተላዕለ ግጭት፡ ኣብ ህወትን ንብረትን ዝወርድ ጉድኣት ኣይነከየን።

ብፍላይ ኣብታ ተቓወምቲ ተቖጻጺሮማ ዘለዉ ከተማ ቦር፡ ካብ ዓሌት ዲንቃ ዝኾኑን ካልኦትን ኣብ መጻብቦ ኣቲዮም ኣለዉ ይብሉ ጸብጻብት።

ኣብ`ታ ግዝኣት ዝሰርሑ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ኤርትራውያንን፡ ንብረቶም ክዝመት ጀሚሩ። Continue reading (VOA): ኣብ ደቡብ ሱዳን ዝርከቡ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ኤርትራውያንን፡ ንብረቶም ክዝመት ጀሚሩ (Audio)

South Sudan Bracing for Civil War?

General Peter Gadet, a Nuer and close confidant of VP Machar, today defects to complicate the security situation in Jonglei

The political feud between President Kiir and VP Machar threatens the young country to return to civil war again.

By Reuters,

South Sudan’s army said it had lost control of the flashpoint town of Bor on Wednesday, its first acknowledged reversal in three days of clashes between rival groups of soldiers that have triggered warnings of a slide into civil war.

President Salva Kiir earlier said he was ready for dialogue with his sacked vice president Riek Machar – the man he accuses of starting the fighting, which diplomats say has killed up to 500 people, and plotting a coup. Continue reading South Sudan Bracing for Civil War?