U.S. Must Take Sides in the Conflict – Nikki Haley

[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the gov…

[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the government is primarily responsible for ethnically based killings.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

President Reconciles With Former Army Chief

[VOA] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to escalate into violence. The reconciliation happened Thursday at a prayer service at the presiden…

[VOA] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his former army chief of staff apparently have reconciled, a week after a tense standoff in Juba threatened to escalate into violence. The reconciliation happened Thursday at a prayer service at the president's residence in Juba. Pictures surfaced on the internet showing Paul Malong hugging Kiir.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

The Country Needs Bold Alternatives, Not This Dumpster Fire of Failed Interventions

[IRIN] Mijale -Nicki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, did not mince her words. “We are not waiting anymore. We need to see a change,” she announced after meeting South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on a visit to Juba last month. “We have lost trust i…

[IRIN] Mijale -Nicki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, did not mince her words. "We are not waiting anymore. We need to see a change," she announced after meeting South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on a visit to Juba last month. "We have lost trust in the government."

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Ex-Army Chief Malong Out of House Arrest But Under Close Watch

[East African] Former South Sudan chief of general staff Paul Malong has been released after five months of house arrest but he is under close watch lest he start another rebellion.

[East African] Former South Sudan chief of general staff Paul Malong has been released after five months of house arrest but he is under close watch lest he start another rebellion.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Humanitarian Coordinator Welcomes President’s Order On Humanitarian Access

[PR Newswire] Juba -The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has welcomed President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s decree ordering free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.

[PR Newswire] Juba -The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has welcomed President Salva Kiir Mayardit's decree ordering free, unimpeded and unhindered movement of humanitarian organizations in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Museveni and Bashir Speak Out On Somalia, South Sudan

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Visiting Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabil…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Visiting Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Peacekeepers Introduce Umuganda to South Sudan IDPs

[New Times] Rwandan Police peacekeepers under the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Saturday introduced voluntary community cleaning exercise, Umuganda, to ensure hygiene, sanitation and other human security activities in Internally Disp…

[New Times] Rwandan Police peacekeepers under the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Saturday introduced voluntary community cleaning exercise, Umuganda, to ensure hygiene, sanitation and other human security activities in Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir

[Fahamu] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir seems to have failed to hold together Africa’s newest nation. The citizens are under attack by rebel groups and undisciplined government soldiers. How long will this go on? When is the government of Salva Ki…

[Fahamu] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir seems to have failed to hold together Africa's newest nation. The citizens are under attack by rebel groups and undisciplined government soldiers. How long will this go on? When is the government of Salva Kiir going to create an environment of peace especially for the young people to realize their dreams?

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan