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Observe Cease Fire Agreement – Kiir Orders South Sudan Military

President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security organs to fully observe the ceasefire agreement which still faces some breaches in Unity and Equatoria 13 days after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Kiir made his directive during a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidency in

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Blood Bath as S. Sudan Rebels Kill 8 Regime Soldiers, Capture SPLA Garrison in Amadi State

South Sudan’s armed opposition forces under the command of Major General Emmanuel Yangu have claimed to have attacked Lanyi garrison and after heavy fighting with pro-government forces, killed eight of the regime soldiers. The claim was made by the rebels in a statement to the media. The rebels, also claimed they captured

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Garang Widow Tells South Sudan Soldiers to Abandon President Kiir

Rebecca Garang Nyandeng, the widow of South Sudan liberation hero John Garang, has appealed to soldiers to desert is calling on government soldiers to forsake President Salva Kiir. Rebecca Nyandeng told VOA's South Sudan in Focus the country's internal conflict benefits mainly the president, who she said is amassing wealth while

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Renegade Maj Gen Dau Aturjong Reinstated into South Sudan Military Service

South Sudan president Salva Kiir has reinstated his key opponent’s former ally into the national army, South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF). President Kiir reinstated Maj Gen Dau Aturjong in a decree read out on state-owned SSBC TV on Monday. In 2014, Aturjong deserted the then SPLA army; months after a war broke

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President Kiir Restructures Army; SPLA renamed SSDF

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has made changes in the national army creating new structures and renaming the force. President Kiir announced the changes in a several decrees issued Monday night and read out on the state-owned SSBC TV. The national army the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) has been renamed South

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President Kiir Speaks Out on Gen Malong’s sacking, Guarantees His Security

Three days after President Salva Kiir relieved Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), Gen Paul Malong Awan, the president has issued a statement assuring the sacked general of his security. On Tuesday, President Kiir replaced Gen Malong with Gen James Ajongo Mawut. Malong then left Juba for

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