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Ending S. Sudan War: Rebecca Garang Rushes to U.S

Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of former South Sudanese leader John Garang de Mabior, is in the United States, leading a delegation of the SPLM Former Detainees group. Rebecca leads a delegation comprising former finance minister, Kosti Manibe, former deputy foreign affairs minister Cirino Iteng and former internal affairs minister

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Three Killed as S. Sudan Rebels Clash

Clashes within the rebel faction of South Sudan United Movement/Armed Forces (SSUM/A) at South Sudan border with Sudan left three soldiers dead, an official said. The senior rebel official loyal to General Peter Gatdet Yaka confirmed the incident occurred at an undisclosed border area. He said misunderstanding occurred between officers from the

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South Sudan Rebels Speak Out on Machar Replacement Reports

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO) head of information and public relations, Mabior Garang has dismissed claims that the rebels were lobbying to have former First Vice-President, Riek Machar replaced. Mabior Garang, in a statement issued on Wednesday, denied the claim and accused South Sudanese government officials of allegedly generating what

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Ex-South Sudan Army Chief Calls for New leadership Without Kiir, Machar

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), has called for global support to a new leadership that excludes President Salva Kiir and his main political rival, Riek Machar from power configuration, saying the two leaders have apparently failed to manage the national crisis after the outbreak of

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S. Sudan Pro-Gov’t Activists Petition Kiir to Fire Foreign Minister Deng Kuol

A group of twenty members South Sudanese pro-government supporters has written a petition letter asking President Salva Kiir to remove from office foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol, claiming the latter was advancing regime change views. The group, according to the letter extended, said that minister Kuol was the source of the

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Govt Officials Encouraging Continual Conflict in South Sudan – UN

South Sudan's government bears "primary responsibility" for incessant violence in the country, according to a new United Nations report that also criticises East African and US mediation efforts.   A UN Panel of Experts presented the starkly negative assessment in an update on the South Sudan conflict issued on Thursday. The five-member panel

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Riek Machar’s Spokesman Dies in Khartoum

  Lam Kuei Lam, the official spokesman for South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar who was also a brilliant young journalist, has died suddenly in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Mr Kuei was pronounced dead on Saturday evening by members of the opposition faction allied to former Vice-President Riek Machar, but the cause

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