An extract from the Communique of the 55th Extra-ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 30 – 31, 2016, focusing solely on the Councils recommendations for South Sudan….
The statement by His Excellency Festus G. Mogae, Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), given to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa on January 29, 2016….
As it comes to light that our central government spent US$ 43 million on 4 attack helicopters, the Canadian government in collaboration with Dutch Cordaid and WHO starts construction of a maternity ward in Torit….
Following a bumper coffee harvest, Yei River has doubled production and is preparing to export around 40 metric tons of coffee to Sweden for resale in international markets, promising the revival of a historic industry….
(25 January) The problem of nomadic herders from outside Equatoria driving their cattle into villagers’ gardens escalated into violence in Lobonok, claiming five lives. A joint committee formed to resolve the dispute reports its progress….
Renewed fighting between the SPLA and locally recruited SSNLM forces rocks Yambio with several thousand civilians reported to have fled for safety out of the town and into the local UN bases. The fighting continues….
Enduring food insecurity in Eastern Equatoria threatens a general security time bomb. Reports of criminality are on the rise in the area with local residents blaming the insecurity on poor harvests and sudden price shocks….
South Sudanese woman continue to be overlooked, even though they have played a pivotal role in lobbying, founding charities and fundraising during the long civil war in Sudan and currently South Sudan. Why is this?…
Open Letter to IGAD+ and JMEC from Equatorian Diaspora, advising on appropriate steps against the deliberate efforts by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to undermine the implementation of South Sudan peace agreement….