Tag Archives: Juba

Unable to curb his hunger for power, Kiir is proving danger to South Sudan and everyone else

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

March 29, 2014 (JUBA) – Diplomats from different western nations have reiterated their support for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), condemning its government and opposition forces for threatening UN personnel in the country.
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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.



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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Sudans may deploy joint force to protect oilfield fields from attacks

6 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Sudan and South Sudan have begun talks to deploy a joint force to protect oilfields in the South threatened by rebels, Sudan’s foreign minister says.
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South Sudan Statement on Addis Ababa Talks with the Sudanese Government

2 Apr

By Pagan Amum
Chief Negotiator SPLM/RSS Negotiation Team,

Sudan Tribune

At the invitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) has travelled with a high level delegation to Ethiopia to engage the Government of Sudan (GoS) in the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM), to further the positive spirit and the new approach that was initiated here in Addis Ababa at the last round of talks that resulted in initialling agreements on Nationality and Borders. In addition, we came here to rescue the Presidential Summit planned for 3 April in Juba that was intended to consolidate the new initiative that would guide us away from confrontation and towards two mutually viable States living side by side in peace and mutual security, cooperating in all fields in pursuit of mutual interest of our two peoples.
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Uncomfortable with competition in the market place, Messebo blows cement on everyone’s face

29 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Ethiopia now has 15 cement factories and seems more open to competition in that area, as we saw what happened between Messebo and Sheik Al Amoudi’s Derba. For now, Messebo has been compelled to respect its contract with South Sudan to deliver 2,000 quintals of cement, at a time when prices have gone down almost by half. It pinches the long-planned bottom-line.
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