South Sudan: One of Nine in UN Arrears

South Sudan: One of Nine in UN Arrears

JUBA, 19 January 2021 – South Sudan and nine other countries owe more than two years of membership arrears to the United Nations, the world body’s financial reocrds show. As of 13 January 2021, all but one of the ten Member States in arrears – Iran – are...
South Sudan: Soldiers Accused of Killing Three

South Sudan: Soldiers Accused of Killing Three

JUBA, 18 January 2021 – The main armed opposition in South Sudan (SPLA-IO) has accused soldiers of the South Sudanese army (SSPDF) of killing three civilians in an ambush. The civilians were killed Saturday. Soldiers of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF)...
South Sudan: Split over Winning the Peace

South Sudan: Split over Winning the Peace

JUBA, 18 January 2021 – Supporters of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit are divided over plans to accommodate a holdout opposition leader and a former army chief. The two are former army chief, General Paul Malong, who leads the South Sudan United...
South Sudan: Rape Convictions Raise Hopes

South Sudan: Rape Convictions Raise Hopes

YEI, 16 January 2021 – The case of two South Sudanese women who sued and won against soldiers who raped them has raised hopes of accountability in the war-torn country. The convictions were handed down last September, but the story is only now getting worldwide...
South Sudan: School Closure Threatened

South Sudan: School Closure Threatened

JUBA, 10 January 2021 – The government of South Sudan has threatened to shutdown any schools that violate COVID-19 safety guidelines. A report commissioned by the country’s education ministry concluded that only four schools in Juba Muncipality are abiding by basic...
South Sudan: Fierce Fighting in Maban

South Sudan: Fierce Fighting in Maban

JUBA, 9 January 2021 – South Sudanese government forces on Saturday attacked a base of the armed opposition SPLA-IO in Maban County in the country’s Upper Nile. “Heavy fighting has been on since midnight (Friday) until the morning hours (of Saturday) between the SSPDF...
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