South Sudan – 27 May 2016

South Sudan calls for priority in World Humanitarian Summit

Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu has called on the World Humanitarian Summit convened this week in Istanbul, Turkey (23-24 May, 2016) to prioritize the world’s youngest nation in the humanitarian interventions.

In his speech he delivered to the Summit and extended to Sudan Tribune, Owusu, also said the gathered global leaders should also recognize the centrality of political will to prevent and end conflicts, to address root causes, to reduce fragility and strengthen good governance in countries like South Sudan.

Sudan Tribune


South Sudan to release “true” report on army conduct in Bahr el Ghazal region

The government of South Sudanese and the high command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), will in coming days release a “true” report of the activities of the army in the states of Bahr el Ghazal region where it forces in the month of April were involved in civilian abuses, according to a United States-based rights group.

The army, Human Rights Watch said, committed human right abuses in the form of killings, rape, torture, burning down and looting of civilian properties, while hunting armed men loyal to politicians allied to the first vice president, Riek Machar in the region.

Sudan Tribune