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South Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator commends aid workers but rapid support in Juba is needed by the humanitarian community (04.09.2018)

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South Sudan: 3500 displaced people successfully relocated by UNMISS and humanitarian agencies (04.09.2018)

South Sudan: MoFA and International Cooperation Press Release on Arrests of 100 Nationals in Kenya (29.08.2018)

South Sudan: SPLM/SPLA-(IO) and SSOA – Joint Press Statement (30.08.2018)

South Sudan: SPLM Leaders (FPD) – Press Statement on the revitalized ARCSS (29.08.2018)

South Sudan: Joint Press Statement by the SPLM/SPLA-IO and SSOA (28.08.2018)

South Sudan: UNMISS – PoC Update (27.08.2018)

SPLM/A-(IO): Official Protest On The Constitutional Making (26.08.2018)

South Sudan: The Humanitarian Coordinator Calls of Unhindered and Safe Humanitarian Access (24.08.2018)

Rumor: UPDF returning to South Sudan via Kaya!

I have been vocal about my lack of faith in President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as mediator in South Sudan. As he has been a loyal weapon-brother to President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Therefore, today’s unconfirmed rumors might be true. As this is not the first time Museveni is serving military support to the South Sudanese. This has been done before.

The rumor, which isn’t verified yet:

22 Ural tracks with UPDF have just crossed into South Sudan via Kaya. The rest are still in Koboko barracks awaiting to cross into South Sudan. Khartoum peace agreement between Khartoum and Kampala is working”.

This here would be devastating as the works on the Peace Agreement together with Sudan and IGAD in Khartoum is about to resume. The draft document are already released and the works on it is needed. So that all parties are settled and agreeing on the terms.

While that is happening. Now there are reports of possible movement of soldiers. They are most likely working directly with the South Sudanese Defence Forces (former Sudanese People’s Liberation Army – SPLA). As they would serve the arms and services for whatever needs President Kiir needs. If they would be there for peacekeeping mission, they wouldn’t be sneaked in.

That is why I am waiting for verification, but this isn’t shocking, as the UPDF have helped with both technical help, training of soldiers and weapons. Therefore, this is following a pattern of Museveni offering Kiir a hand. Peace.

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