South Sudan – 20 October 2015

South Sudanese president orders dismissal of Luka Biong from Juba University
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has given orders to the administration of Juba University to dismiss Luka Biong Deng from his lecturing post at the higher education institution in reaction to a forum that challenged his recent decree to create 28 states as unconstitutional.
Although the order did not publicly explain what prompted the president to order the expulsion of his former close ally, several sources with knowledge of the recent fall out on Wednesday told Sudan Tribune that the action was prompted by the outcome of the recent public lecture at the Juba University which Deng organized to discuss the unilateral order by president Kiir to create 28 states.
Sudan Tribune

S. Sudan opposition youths say UPDF pull out will aid peace implementation
The youth wing of South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) have welcomed the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan, sayjng the move will boost the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August.
Jal Gatluak, the secretary general of the youth group in Kampala said the decision to withdraw the Ugandan army was a commitment to the peace accord.