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South Sudan’s President Decries Global Isolation Over Ongoing Conflict

Kiir unhappy about South Sudan isolation
President Kiir narrowly dodges UN’s arms embargo and targeted sanctions last week.

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the global community for isolating his administration, claiming the young nation has been written off.

“I know that many in the world community have written us off and there are many out there who believe that the situation in South Sudan will never get any better. We have a simple message for them, South Sudan shall rise once again and it shall be triumphant against all the odds”, he said in a Christmas message to the nation. Continue reading South Sudan’s President Decries Global Isolation Over Ongoing Conflict

South Sudan’s Kiir Signs Peace Deal Despite Reservations

“I accept to sign the deal because they were faced with the option of either rejecting peace or accepting war to continue against the will of the South Sudanese” – President salva Kiir (Photo: REUTERS / Tiksa Negeri)

By AFP,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a peace accord today to end 20 months of civil war, but also issued a list of “serious reservations“, warning the deal might not last.

“The current peace we are signing today has so many things we have to reject,” Kiir said at a ceremony, witnessed by regional leaders, diplomats and journalists.

“Such reservations, if ignored, would not be in the interests of just and lasting peace.” Continue reading South Sudan’s Kiir Signs Peace Deal Despite Reservations

African Union Blames US, UK, Norway for South Sudan Civil War

The release of the inquiry report could help deter further atrocities, by bringing to light what has taken place in South Sudan

By RT.com,

BY supporting South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, the US, UK and Norway have created conditions for the civil war, which broke out in the world’s youngest country in 2013, leaked documents from an inquiry by the African Union allege.

In 2005, the US, UK, Norway and the East African trading bloc, IGAD, pushed through a peace deal, which legitimized the South Sudanese rebels, and paved the way for the country’s independence in 2011.  Continue reading African Union Blames US, UK, Norway for South Sudan Civil War

South Sudan Government and Opposition Forces Agree to Ceasefire

Ceasfire Agreed. Members of the delegation opposed to South Sudan’s government attend talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to broker a ceasefire between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir-led government forces and rebels allied to deposed vice-president, Riak Machar.

By Radio Tamazuj,

South Sudan’s government headed by Salva Kiir and opposition forces led by Riek Machar have accepted a ceasefire agreement after negotiations in Addis Ababa, top sources in both Juba and the Ethiopian capital told Radio Tamazuj.

Under the terms of the agreement the soldiers of both the national army and the opposition must stop fighting. The agreement will lead to further negotiations on how to resolve the crisis that started more than a month ago in South Sudan. Continue reading South Sudan Government and Opposition Forces Agree to Ceasefire

Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar

After IGAD thrown its full support behind President Salva Kiir, Ex-VP Reik Machar today said,There’s never been a one sided approach to a ceasefire. Unless the mediators don’t really mean to bring an issue to an end. 

Uganda’s unilateral meddling in the affairs of South Sudan is counter productive

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar on Friday claimed a Ugandan-owned jet fighter bombed Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) positions occupied by forces loyal to him.

Machar, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, said a Ugandan MiG-29 bombed their positions around South Sudan’s Jonglei state capital, Bor, which they temporarily captured before it was retaken by forces loyal to president Salva Kiir. Continue reading Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar

Eritrea to Begin Evacuating Citizens from South Sudan

Eritreans control 60-70 percent of the Business in the Capital Juba

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan says it is giving priority to evacuating citizens from Benitu and Unity State amid reports of escalating violence and alarming discovery of mass graves.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 500 Eritreans taking refuge at a United Nation Peace Keeping compound in Bor along with thousands of displaced Sudanese.

The embassy also said it is closely following the situation in other areas of the country too and will do the same if deemed necessary.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a statement today said “we have discovered a mass grave in Bentiu, in Unity State, and there are reportedly at least two other mass graves in the capital Juba.” Continue reading Eritrea to Begin Evacuating Citizens from South Sudan