Category Archives: South Sudan

South Sudan: Sanctions, Meetings, and a Looming Crisis

Sanctions Imposed on South Sudan In response to the continued instability in South Sudan, the White House has imposed targeted sanctions on both the government of South Sudan and rebel forces. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes targeting any official, either within the government or rebel camps that is determined by the U.S…. Continue reading

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Setbacks for Peace in South Sudan

South Sudan Peace Talks Suspended Again Peace talks between the government of South Sudan and rebel forces led by former vice president Riek Machar have been suspended yet again, this time until the end of April. The suspension, which was requested by the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), is designed to allow IGAD to consult… Continue reading

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Model AU Abstract: South Sudan

The government of South Sudan, in keeping with the principles outlined in the constitution of South Sudan, and in keeping with the principles that guided the founding of the republic, fully supports the union of Katanga Province and the United Republic of Tanzania. The government of South Sudan believes in the right of self-determination for… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Peace Talks Resume Amidst a Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Peace Talks Resume as UN Warns of Crisis Peace talks between the government of South Sudan and rebels resumed in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, amidst warnings from the UN about a brewing humanitarian crisis across the country. The head of the UN’s humanitarian operations has said that as many as 5 million people need humanitarian… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Sanctions, Oil, and More Troops

South Sudan Sanctions Threatened In a sign of mounting frustration with stalled peace talks between the government of South Sudan and rebel forces, multiple western powers, including the Untied States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have threatened to impose sanctions on both sides of the conflict. Although negotiations are set to resume in… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Post-Conflict Issues Abound

Anti-UN Protests Hundreds of South Sudanese marched through Juba in recent days to protest the United Nations after South Sudanese troops found landmines and other weapons in multiple UN vehicles marked as carrying food to civilian populations in the war-torn country. The government has capitalized on the incident to strengthen their campaign against to UN,… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Government on the Defensive

Upper Nile Capital Divided Fighting between South Sudanese government forces and rebels continued in the key oil state of Upper Nile, which is now the only oil producing state left in South Sudan. Even as the government publicly maintains its commitment to the January ceasefire agreement, Malakal, the state’s capital, is now split in two… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Peace on Shaky Ground

Ceasefire in Doubt Reports from South Sudan have indicated that the ceasefire between rebels and government forces is no longer holding, with attacks occurring in at least two killing dozens of civilians. Furthermore, the United Nations has confirmed the use of cluster bombs, the use of which is seen by many countries as a war… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Moving Closer to Peace?

Ceasefire Reached in South Sudan After 5 weeks of fighting, a ceasefire deal between the government of South Sudan and rebel forces has been signed in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African trading bloc of which South Sudan is a member. The ceasefire calls for an… Continue reading

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