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South Sudan: War without end

Last week President Salva Kiir of South Sudan rejected all the main proposals put forward by the African Union to bring peace to Africa’s newest state. Standing on the temporary podium erected for Independence Day just over three and a half years ago, he refused all attempts at compromise with Riek Machar, the former Vice President. Standing in a black suit and ...

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The Problem with Salva and his Unreasonable Cronies

It has been reported by many media outlets that Salva Kiir and his group had a public rally in Juba on the 18th of March 2015. It is reported that the purpose of the rally was for the president to inform the public of why he had returned to Juba without a peace agreement signed. The contents of his long speech, plus other shorter ones made by his entourage, have been ...

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Ilemi Triangle belongs to South Sudan, not to Kenya

Named after an Anyuak-chief, Ilemi (Elemi), the Triangle piece of land which now is being claimed by Kenya, belongs to South Sudan because of its people, geographically, economically and socially. The imaginary line which are red, blue and yellow lines are all in South Sudan. The ownership of the land has been for South Sudanese since 1902, 1907, and 1972 treaties...

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IGAD Mediation Model is flawed: It’s time for African Union (AU) or AU/UN Hybrid Mediation to take over South Sudan Peace Process

Enough is enough. The South Sudanese President Kiir Mayardit and his former Vice President Dr Riek Machar were given ample opportunity by Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators to negotiate and arrive at a compromise to bring peace to the war-battered country, but they failed that opportunity time and again – it is as if these leaders learned n...

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BY: Elhag Paul, Mar/10/2015, SSN; The London Evening Standard paper recently ran a full page advert by Vice News asking: “Who will help South Sudan find peace?” file:///C:/Users/Rosemary/Downloads/V...

By: James Okuk, PhD, Juba Univ., MAR/07/2015, SSN; On March 7, 2014 and based on decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and after consultations with different parties involved in the outbre...

Exclusive: Bar South Sudan leaders from transition - inquiry draft Reuters News | Mar 05, 2015, SSN By Michelle Nichols and Aaron Maasho; (Reuters) - LATEST: Peace talks between South Sudan's govern...

New York - (NEWS 24), MAR/04/2015, SSN; The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will pres...

By: Justin Ambago Ramba, South Sudanese, FEB/28/2015, SSN; Following the conspicuous absence of President Salva Kiir Mayardit from what is largely supposed to be final round of the IGAD mediated Peace T...

By: Fred Oluoch, NATION REPORTER, FEB/28/2015, SSN; As the South Sudan peace process continues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, President SALVA KIIR spoke with The EastAfrican at State House in Juba. QUEST...

BY: Bol Mathieng A, JUBA, FEB/26/2015, SSN; Accountability can be defined in a layman's language as giving an account on how a given action was taken or a sum of money has been spent, this has been lack...

By: Dr Lam Akol, SPLM-DC leader, JUBA, FEB/22/2015, SSN; Last Thursday Feb. 19, the government tabled before parliament an amendment bill in order to amend the Constitution for the Government to extend ...

BY: ELHAG PAUL, South Sudan, FEB/20/2015, SSN; At the beginning of this month a phenomenal declaration was made by the South Sudan Catholic Bishops which under normal circumstance should have caused pol...

BY: Mayak Deng Aruei, USA, FEB/15/2015, SSN; The democratic semblances that President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar keep showering in are empty promises to the governed. Why talk about something that i...

BY: Deng Lueth Yuang, Economist, South Sudan, FEB/12/2015, SSN; I think South Sudan’s peace is elusive because IGAD is “stupid.” Messrs. Mahboub Maalim (Sec. Gen. of IGAD), Ethiopian Prime Minis...

By: Justin Ambago Ramba, UK, FEB/10/2015, SSN; As the peace talks in Addis Ababa enter its critical stages, several positions taken by either sides will have to come under scrutiny. Nevertheless th...

By: Gatkuoth Lok, South Sudan, FEB/09/2015, SSN; Look, a reminiscence for a while; what happened in South Sudan on 15.12.2013 was not a failed coup attempt but succinctly an assassination attempt agains...

By: Dr Lam Akol, Pres. SPLM-DC, JUBA, FEB/09/2015, SSN (First published 6 February 2015); Last Friday the 30th of January 2015, the three Governors of Equatoria traveled to Addis Ababa to present their ...

By: James Okuk, PhD, JUBA, FEB/03/2015, SSN; I read the agreement by President Kiir and Dr. Riek on "Areas of Agreement on the Establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in t...