Month: December 2013

African Union: 411th meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the level of Heads of State and Government on the situation in South Sudan

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 411th meeting held at the level of Heads of State and Government, in Banjul, The Gambia, on 30 December 2013, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan: Council, 1. Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the Commission on…

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Rights Group Condemns Uganda’s Involvement in South Sudan’s Affairs, Urges Ethiopia and Kenya to Stay Neutral

                             African leaders at the IGAD heads of state and government meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, December 27, 2013 (Photo: Moses Lomoyat) December 29, 2013 [Washington, DC] — South Sudan’s human rights group, the Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) has condemned the Ugandan government’s involvement in South Sudan’s internal affairs.…

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Uganda Army & Museveni aren’t welcome in South Sudan

Written by Justin Lupai Elias, HELSINKI December 29, 2013 [Finland] — A few days after what President Salva Kiir first referred to his TV address on SSTV as “a failed coup attempt” to overthrow his government by the former first vice President of Republic of South Sudan and his followers, a Ugandan military C130 transport…

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Warnings to Kampala and Nairobi Willing to Participate in Genocide

South Sudan’s neighbors threaten to step in to end fighting Written by Dr. Peter Kopling Joseph                                                   Ugandan President Museveni (right) shakes hands with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (left)) in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo credit: AFP December 29, 2013[] — East African leaders on Friday gave South Sudan’s warring factions four days to lay down…

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How the U.S Triumph in South Sudan came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet. By COLUM LYNCH In August, 2009, the South Sudanese politician and former guerrilla fighter Riek Machar invited President Barack Obama’s envoy, Scott Gration, over for a few bottles of White Bull Lager on his patio overlooking the…

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Save South Sudan From Itself Written by ANDREW S. NATSIOS COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — South Sudan faces its most severe crisis yet. Born by referendum in 2011, after a lengthy war with Sudan that killed 2.5 million people, the young country is now in the throes of a political crisis that is devolving into a tribal conflict. After…

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Mabior Garang: Salva Kiir Should Step Down and Prisoners Release

Meaningful dialogue more feasible if President Salva steps down and releases political prisoners says Mabior Garang Written by Ajong Mbapndah L Leaders of SPLM join their hands following successful reconciliation between John Garang and Salva Kiir in Rumbek, Dec. 1, 2004 (ST)Can the current leaders learn from this? In a tale that leaves many heads…

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South Sudan: Finding Solution To The Current Crisis!

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir needs to put his black hat back on Written by Akshaya Kumar @AkshayaSays As divisive violence rocks the world’s youngest nation, the US has a role in averting civil war South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir addresses a news conference at the presidential palace in Juba, Dec. 16, 2013, after clashes between rival…

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