If the deal goes through, it would be a breakthrough for the Juba government and significantly hamper US efforts after it pushed the UN Security Council to isolate South Sudan and consider a draft resolution on targeted sanctions against several leaders in November.Among those targeted is Sudan People's Liberation Army Chief of Staff and President Kiir's right-hand man Gen Paul Malong Awan.Controversy ensued when accusations that only soldiers considered part of the Dinka ethnic group were being rearmed, and ethnic Nuer soldiers were not.
The catalyst is said to have occurred on December 15, 2013, when Machar, Pagan Amum, and Rebecca Nyanberg, all considered opposition leaders, voted to boycott a meeting of the National Liberation Council at Nyakuron.
As the meeting was declared a failure, fighting broke out between members of the presidential guard in the South Sudanese capital of Juba.
James Okuk, Ph D “The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle.
“For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in (...) Clarity on Malong’s SSUF status also crucial for peace and accountability By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi While declaring the formation of his armed movement in the name of SSUF early last month, the former SPLA chief of general staff, Gen.
Kiir also removed the Deputy Governor of Central Bank John Dor Majok, Governor of Bieh State Gen.
Peter Bol Kong, Latjor Governor Peter Lam Both, Deputy Minister of Finance Mary Jervas Yak and First Undersecretary of the Finance Ministry Salvatore Garang.
The South Sudan refugee situation has been [...] JAMAM [ACTED News] - On the frontlines of the first phase of an emergency response, one immediately notices distribution of food, blankets, jerry cans and tents.
What one might not notice [...] JAMAM [ACTED News] – Originally a little town of 3,600 inhabitants, Jamam now hosts over 37, 000 refugees.
Swiss Finance Luxembourg AG reportedly arranged the 5 billion (98 billion euros) lifeline deal to support the country's ailing budget. SSNA reports that Kampala and the Juba government had started looking for private financial help since October when it became clear the US was pursuing an arms embargo against the new country and had targeted sanctions.
South Sudan faces economic collapse after financial donors withdrew their support due to the ongoing civil war.
jbh/kl (dpa, SSNA) The UN secretary-general has warned that South Sudan "will be on a trajectory toward mass atrocities" unless the Security Council imposes an arms embargo.