South Sudan expels UN humanitarian coordinator
South Sudan has decided to expel the world body’s top humanitarian official based in the conflict-torn nation, according to the UN, which called on the government to immediately reverse its decision. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the move by the Juba government to expel the UK’s Toby Lanzer, deputy head of the UN Mission in South Sudan as well as its humanitarian coordinator, the UN said in a statement.
“The secretary-general calls on the government of South Sudan to reverse its decision immediately,” the statement said.
South Sudan former detainees return to Juba on reunification of SPLM
An advance team of five-member delegation from former political detainees arrived in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on Monday, vowing to reunify the disintegrated ruling party of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) and save the country from “collapse.”
The team led by former cabinet affairs minister, Deng Alor Kuol, said they came to work with president Salva Kiir and members of his administration to avoid collapse of the country and disintegration of the ruling party.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ARRIVES IN SOUTH SUDAN
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in South Sudan on a two state journey. He will visit Kenya tomorrow.
The deputy president’s visit to Kenya and South Sudan comes against the background of efforts aimed at cementing lasting peace in South Sudan after the re-unification agreement was signed earlier this year.
Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said, “Ramaphosa will be joined by the secretary general of Tanzania’s ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi as a co-guarantor of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLN) reunification agreement. Ramaphosa will then proceed to Juba in South Sudan.”