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Eritrea, Ethiopia Leaders to Visit South Sudan

President Isaias and PM Abiy to visit South Sudan
“The visit aims at strengthening the relations between South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.” – South Sudan Information Minister

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

The Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders are expected on Monday in Juba for talks with President Salva Kiir who had to interrupt a tour in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region. Continue reading Eritrea, Ethiopia Leaders to Visit South Sudan

South Sudan Unveils New Strategies to End War

President Kiir proposed a four track new strategy to bring the war to an end.

New commitment to ending the war: accept and participate in the IGAD peace agreement; accept and participate in the revitalization process, declaration of the cessation of hostilities and negotiating with all armed and non-armed groups, without condition. (Photo: ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

South Sudan has unveiled new strategies to end the ongoing conflict and restore peace and stability in the war-torn East African country.

The presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said three separate strategies are being undertaken to end the war. Continue reading South Sudan Unveils New Strategies to End War

President Salva Kiir Downplays Refugee Crisis, Blames Social Media

“The flood of refugees fleeing South Sudan aren’t a big deal … many were chased away by ‘social media’ in a conspiracy against the government.” – President Salva Kiir

South Sudan refugee crisis aren’t a big deal …

BY ADRIAN KRIESCH | DW

South Sudan has been embroiled in a violent conflict since 2013, when a split between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, escalated into outright war. The brutal conflict has forced parts of the country to the brink of famine. More than a quarter of South Sudanese have since fled their homes, 2 million of them seeking safety in neighboring countries. Continue reading President Salva Kiir Downplays Refugee Crisis, Blames Social Media

President Kiir Declines to Attend IGAD Summit

South Sudan’s Kiir skips IGAD summit invitation, leaves talks in doubt.

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will not attend regional bloc’s (IGAD) extraordinary summit due in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Monday, his office announced on Thursday.

The summit, to be attended by IGAD heads of state and government, is expected to discuss the dire security and humanitarian situation facing South Sudan and the obstacles to the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August, 2015. Continue reading President Kiir Declines to Attend IGAD Summit

Eritrea Reiterates Solidarity with South Sudan

“The message delivered to President Salva Kiir was about Eritrea’s support and solidarity to the people and Government of South Sudan.” – Foreign Minister Osman Saleh

BY SHABAIT

Eritrea’s delegation consisting of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met, at state house in Juba, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Myardit on Monday 3 April this week.

The Eritrean delegation conveyed to President Kiir a message from President Isaias Afwerki expressing Eritrea’s solidarity and support for the people and government of South Sudan. Continue reading Eritrea Reiterates Solidarity with South Sudan

Rebecca Garang Calls for President Kiir to Resign

South Sudanese politician Rebecca Garang, widow of SPLM founder John Garang, tells Upfront on Al Jazeera: – “President Kiir has caused a “manmade famine”; – All of us, as the leaders of South Sudan, we did not lead our people properly; – Our leaders are using the name of their tribes in order for them to cling to power; – We are calling for a dialogue where the whole people of South Sudan are brought on the table.”

By Al Jazeera | Upfront,

Last week, the U.N. declared a famine in two counties of South Sudan, affecting more than 100,000 people, with a further million people on the brink of famine in the country.

On Upfront on Al Jazeera this weekend, host Mehdi Hasan asked South Sudanese politician Rebecca Garang who is to blame. “Of course it’s the leader,” she replied. “…because it is a manmade famine… He did not…ah, all of us, as the leaders of South Sudan, we did not lead our people properly.” Continue reading Rebecca Garang Calls for President Kiir to Resign