Hague Court Ruling On Al-Bashir, South Africa - Pragmatism Wins the Day
[The Conversation Africa] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it's highly anticipated judgment on South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. In a somewhat surprising decision, the court's pre-trial chamber ruled that South Africa had failed to comply with its obligations as a signatory to the Rome Statute. But ICC judges stopped short of taking tougher action, choosing not to refer South Africa to either the Assembly of State Parties or the United Nations Security Council.
Rebel Leader Excluded From Peace Process
[VOA] Civil society activists say a move to exclude South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar from a regional peace process will ensure that South Sudan remains engulfed in war.
Minister of Local Government Meets South Sudan Official
[SNA] Khartoum -minister of Local Government, Dr. Faisal Hassan Ibrahim met, Wednesday, at his office, the Head of the Committee of the South South- Dialogue , the Advisor of the President of South Sudan State, Gabriel Lwal Lwal and the accompanied delegation.
Egypt Backs Reunion of South Sudan's SPLM
[East African] Egypt will back efforts to reunite warring factions of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), led by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni.
IGAD - 'War in South Sudan Must End'
[Deutsche Welle] The Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) has condemned authorities in South Sudan for failure to end the war that has killed thousands and displaced more than two million civilians.
'Mama Nyandeng' Says She Has Reconciled With President Kiir
[VOA] A well-known South Sudanese politician who a few months ago had called on government soldiers to lay down their weapons saying that would leave President Salva Kiir with no power, said Monday she has reconciled with the president.
Peacekeepers in South Sudan Decorated
[New Times] Servicemen and women from the Rwanda Aviation Unit 5 (RAU 5) serving in South Sudan yesterday stood proudly as they were awarded UN medals in recognition of their service.
Troika and EU Joint Statement On South Sudan
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan's current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a clear violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared by President Salva Kiir on May 22, and calls into question the government's commitment to reach peace thro
UK Troops Awarded Medals for UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan
[PR Newswire] London -HM Ambassador to South Sudan has awarded UN medals to UK troops in recognition of their service in South Sudan.
Kenya Beat South Sudan in Volleyball Qualifier
[Nation] Kenya on Sunday bounced back from a woeful start to post a 3-0 sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-15 ) victory over South Sudan, in day two of the men's CAVB Zone V World Championship qualifiers at the Amahoro Indoor Stadium in Kigali.
South Sudanese Are Denied Access to Information As Government Blocks Some Websites
[IFEX] Association for Media Development in South Sudan
Ghandour Meets UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour received, Sunday, at his office, the United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom.
Juba Blocks Access to Radio Tamazuj, Sudan Tribune
[Radio Dabanga] Juba -The South Sudanese government has ordered service provider, the Zain Telecommunications Group, to bar access to the websites of Radio Tamazuj, Sudan Tribune, and the popular South Sudanese blogs Nyamilepedia and Paanluel Wel.
Govt Blocks Access to Independent Websites
[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.
Forum Criticizes IGAD for Failing to Find Inclusive Approach to South Sudan
[Ethiopian Herald] South Sudan Young Leaders Forum (SSYLF) demands the youngest nation's warring parties and regional leaders to put the youth at the centre of any solution while criticizing the IGAD and AU for not doing enough to come up with inclusive approach to end the crisis.
Fighting Rages in Parts of the Country Despite Cease-fire - UN
[VOA] A senior U.N. peacekeeping official said Thursday that fighting had escalated in parts of South Sudan, despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire in May.
Change in Behaviour for Actors 'Long Overdue,' Security Council Told
[UN News] Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.
Authorities Block Access to At Least Four Media Websites
[CPJ] New York -South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
UN Agency Scales up Cholera Response With 500,000 Doses of Oral Vaccine
[UN News] The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.
SPLM-IO Defends VP's Record
[VOA] This week marks one year since South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai was sworn in to replace Riek Machar after fighting broke out between the presidential guards and the SPLM-IO rebels loyal to Machar.