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Amid Frosty Juba – Addis Relation, Eritrea Throws its Weight Behind South Sudan

Chill in Juba-Addis relations as Eritrean delegation visits President Kiir

BY THE MESSENGER

A delegation representing Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has visited Juba to meet with the leadership of the ruling SPLA-Juba faction, one of several parties vying for control of the country.

This visit comes amid cool relations between SPLA-Juba and Ethiopia, one of the guarantors of a peace deal that SPLA-Juba says was ‘imposed’ on it by outside powers.

Eritrea’s delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met on Monday in Juba with General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the Eritrean Ministry of Information announced Tuesday. Continue reading Amid Frosty Juba – Addis Relation, Eritrea Throws its Weight Behind South Sudan

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Increasingly Isolated

A series of high profile defection threaten the Kiir government

By Africa Intelligence,

MORE and more top leaders in Juba are defecting, illustrating Salva Kiir’s isolation.

Since late May, the South Sudan government has suffered a series of defections, beginning with General Dar Aturjong, commander of the sixth military division.

Like President Salva Kiir, he is a Dinka from Bahr-el-Ghazal. This is therefore clear evidence that the conflict stems from a major political problem rather than a tribal war.  Continue reading South Sudan: Salva Kiir Increasingly Isolated

USA vs. China in South Sudan

US Security Strategy in South Sudan. An anti-China Strategy?

By Thomas C Mountain,

If one asks the questionwho benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country.

The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa. Continue reading USA vs. China in South Sudan