South Sudan – 13 April 2015

South Sudan rebels say planned leadership meeting on course despite challenges

South Sudan’s rebel faction (SPLM-IO) led by former vice-president Riek Machar said a planned consultative leadership meeting was still on track despite reports that it had been cancelled due to logistical challenges.
Rebel sources in Addis Ababa toldSudan Tribune that the meeting which was announced to take place on Friday in the rebel-held town of Pagak close to the Ethiopian border failed to take place due to logistical problems.
Sudan Tribune


S. Sudan’s warring parties urged to respect humanitarian law

The UN commissioner for human rights has urged South Sudan’s warring parties to abide by international humanitarian law and end human rights violations.
A report presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month detailed a series of human rights abuses allegedly committed on South Sudanese civilians during the ongoing conflict.
Sudan Tribune