Tag Archives: South Sudan

UN breaks silence denying link with South Sudan rebels

4 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Sudan Tribune

April 3, 2014 (JUBA) – The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Thursday broke her silence, denying allegations that they supported the country’s rebels.
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Cairo-Juba sign military cooperation accord

24 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The South Sudanese government on Sunday signed bilateral military cooperation with Egypt, less than a week after it reached a consensus on a similar matter with neighbouring Sudan, from which it succeeded in July 2011.
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With some of IGAD states party to the South Sudan conflict, summit’s decision on troops deployment raises genuine concerns

17 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

By mid-April, it is expected that Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda would deploy troops to South Sudan, in line with the March 13, 2014 IGAD summit decision.
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South Sudan: new battleground for Ethiopia and Eritrea?

8 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Martin Plaut

The conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, that can be traced back at least as far as their unresolved border war of May 1998 to June 2000, has taken many forms. In the past Somalia was the battleground in which this was played out. Is the civil war now underway between the forces of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar the latest site of this deadly contest? There is no definitive answer to this question, but here is the evidence.
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Juba’s leaders turn for help to Arab League about S. Sudan’s conflict

4 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

March 3, 2014 (JUBA) – The government of South Sudan has expressed optimism of the support member countries of the Arab League could provide to address its conflict.
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Salva Kiir asks IGAD nations to deploy troops to protect oilfields, instead of making way to peace

3 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    President Salva Kiir is obstacle to peace in South Sudan. It is important that he is made to understand that it is within his possibility to stop the bleeding of his young nation. In power, he has misbehaved trying to amass power into his hands. With him wanting to continue in power, no matter how long the different Sudanese parties and interest groups spar amongst themselves, there would be no peace.

    Therefore, if the president were first to decide to exit from power and pave the way for the parties to reach settlement without him, there would be high possibility for them to reach settlement.

 

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Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

March 3, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan’s government said it submitted a proposal to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to deploy 10 battalions to protect its capital, Juba and the oilfields against attacks by rebel groups from Burundi and Rwanda.
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South Sudan admits losing top level officers in Malakal battle

22 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Sudan Tribune

February 21, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s government has admitted losing several of the top level military officers in the latest battle over the control of Malakal town, capital of beleaguered Upper Nile State.
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