Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The high-level revitalization forum opens its next round of talks in Addis Ababa; President Salva Kiir holds South Sudanese officers responsible for rising crime rates across the country; and health officials take measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching South Sudan.
Reader, answer me this: what is the world’s worst crisis? Yemen? Syria? The Democratic Republic of Congo? South Sudan? That question may not be any easier to answer even if there are accompanying descriptors: the worst famine since the Second World War; the worst refugee crisis since Rwanda; the worst humanitarian crisis in 50 years.
Migration crises in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa reconfigured global politics. So why – as the millionth South Sudanese took refuge in Uganda earlier this year, and with the total number of South Sudanese refugee and asylum seekers now more than two million – is there no comparable shift in the political posture of East African states?
A new proposal for a power sharing government was tabled at the high level revitalization forum peace talks for South Sudan; and an official of the National Dialogue Steering Committee has joined a chorus of voices calling on President Salva Kiir to pardon Riek Machar's spokesman James Gatdet Dak.
South Sudanese stakeholders meet in Addis Ababa to kick off the second phase of the high-level revitalization forum; South Sudan recalls its ambassador to the United States; and South Sudan’s former army chief of staff says he will not return to Juba.
Mired in a five-year civil war, the world’s youngest nation—South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011—is slipping deeper into trouble, according to U.S., UN and African Union officials.
A U.S Diplomat in South Sudan is advising the youth to learn from the horrors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and work to build a united South Sudan; the U.N Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide says South Sudanese leaders have no other option but to end the violence in the country.
A high-level forum to revive South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement is underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – and the stakes could not be higher.
A high-level forum to revive South Sudan's 2015 peace agreement is underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – and the stakes could not be higher. The internal conflict that began four years ago has driven two million people from the country and left more than a million others a step away from famine, according to the United Nations.