Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why negotiations will be stalled for the foreseeable future

Perceptions of peace negotiations tend to shift rapidly from inertia to optimism, to disillusion and back to inertia. Peace talks also tend to be long-winding. True to form, the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) facilitated negotiations between the Government of … Continue reading

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Situation Report from OCHA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a new South Sudan situation report, Monday 24 February. Their latest estimate is that 710,600 people have been internally displaced since the violence erupted in December 2013, in addition 171,000 … Continue reading

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This Week in South Sudan – Week 8

Monday 17 February Salva Kiir admitted to having organised a private army.  Tuesday 18 February Fighting reported in Malakal, Upper Nile. Malkal divided between government forces and the opposition. Fighting reported in Warrap State. Wednesday 19 February US condemns the … Continue reading

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Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities

[Originally written 30 January] Peace talks between the Government of South Sudan and its opposition within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) facilitated by the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) started in Addis Ababa in early January. On the 23rd … Continue reading

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This Week in South Sudan – Week 7

 Monday 10 February Riek Machar announced, on behalf of the opposition, that they would not attend the next round of the peace negotiations as the released detainees were not invited to the negotiation table. Tuesday 11 February Public rally for … Continue reading

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Monitoring the situation in South Sudan

15 December 2013 conflict broke out between army fractions in South Sudan.  So far, more than 1000 are said to be dead and 800,000 to have fled their homes in the world’s newest state. The conflict has generated considerable media … Continue reading

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Where has the violence taken place?

USAID has published an updated map on the reported incidents of Violence in South Sudan since 15 December.

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