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South Sudan: Ustaz Lewis Anei Madut-Kuendit – “Declaration to join South Sudan United Front/Army-SSUF/A” (19.05.2018)

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South Sudan Council of Churces: Statement on IGAD High Level Revitalisation Forum – Intra- South Sudanese Stakeholders Consultations from the South Sudan Council of Churches (19.05.2018)

South Sudan: Omer Eshaq Mohammed from Lol State resignation letter to Maj. Gen. Rizik Zacharia Hassan (18.05.2018)

South Sudan: Hon. Ustaz Lewis Anei Madut-Kuendit resignation letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit (18.05.2018)

Statement by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union at the Second High-Level Revitalisation Forum of South Sudan: Addis Ababa, 17 May 2018

South Sudan: Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice (CIGPJ) – Press Statement (17.05.2018)

South Sudan Council of Churches: Statement at the High-Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) – (17.05.2018)

Opinion: Every crony wants to eat; now the Ex-MPs wants a grander treasury chest!

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) is something special and unique, their supposed vital role in society and their added liberation struggle, should in consideration make sure the society was better off after their reign, not being a burden after the NRM MPs leave office. However, they are just figuring out new ways to eat. Now the fallen MPs, the ones who served and had a majestic pay in Parliament want a bigger slice of the cake. Because getting 30 million shillings in pensions isn’t enough for this big-shots. They need more, they we’re representatives and honourable, they cannot go back to ordinary life after that.

The reports that they are poor and unemployed, shouldn’t make Museveni give them favors, he already have over 163 Presidential Advisors, a Cabinet reaching over 60 ministers and the space inside the Parliament isn’t big enough for everyone staying there at a Plenary Session. Therefore, this is just another waste. This is just more greed, from the previous Members of Parliament, who most of them at one point gave more salary increases and perks for themselves. Every single parliament of late has done so. They are getting suits, they are getting cars, they can spend allocated funds on foreign trips, they are paid for if they need health care abroad. Nothing is untouchable for these fellow brothers and sisters.

Now they expect to get a 100 million shillings add-on from the President, in way of a Presidential Handshake, paying them off, as you may, because of their previous engagement. Not that the ones now are getting the same, they we’re getting extra funds for voting on the age-limit and giving Museveni life-presidency. These people most likely we’re part of abolishing the term-limits and go their kick-backs for that.

That is why NRM is so special. So unique, so vibrant and fresh, it is the testament of greed. They we’re while in office, eating millions upon millions and getting kick-backs for voting correctly on the right laws. If they had been smart, they would have put the extra in the bank and in funds. To secure wealth for the years to come, if they cannot go into the private sector or get other jobs in their own districts. However, they we’re busy eating like there is no tomorrow. In addition, even when they have a giant pension package compared to the fellow citizen, they expect to nearly triple it. From 30 million shillings to 100 million shillings. That is insulting, to everyone else in the Republic who goes from hand to mouth.

They we’re supposed to represent the district, the people, the citizens, but their actions, time and time again. Shows, that they we’re only there to represent themselves and their tummy. It is a sad affair. It shows the greed and the lack of understanding of their role in society. Their lack of acceptance of their part of the play, which they anticipate to eat even more of the state. That has already doled dozens of millions on them, when they were representing.

Now they are just citizens, they are not honourable anymore, I am sure that the President can appoint enough advisors to have about 200 of them within next year. To fill the quota of former MPs. However, what they guide him about, expect being another crony on his payroll. Who knows, maybe they can all become deputy and chairpersons under the RDCs. So they get something to “do”. But that is still just a waste of public resources, just like giving them triple salaries. They shown now that they are not there for the public, but was there their tummy!

National Remittance Movement, that is the real NRM. Transmit funds from state reserves to private accounts. Handshakes, bribes, graft or overzealous pricing on government services. All of come into play and these former Members of Parliament knows that perfectly well. Peace.

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) boosts protection for civilians targeted by warring parties in Unity (17.05.2018)

Congestion at the site is creating huge challenges for humanitarian agencies who are returning to the area to respond to the urgent need to supply food, clean water and medical services for the displaced families.

JUBA, South Sudan, May 17, 2018 –  Up to 150 peacekeepers are being rapidly redeployed to the Unity region to boost the UN Mission’s efforts to protect civilians being deliberately targeted by warring parties.

“What we are witnessing on the ground is the deliberate killing of civilians as well as the sexual violation and abduction of women and children. Homes and livelihoods are being systematically destroyed in a way that prevents families returning to their homes and being able to support themselves,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer.

“Our fresh deployment will enable peacekeeping troops to patrol deeper to reach remote villages where the worst atrocities are taking place to create a protective presence and deter further fighting. It will also support the reinforcement of our base at Leer where many civilians are seeking sanctuary,” said David Shearer.

Thousands of civilians are fleeing the intense fighting as armed forces make their way down from Koch towards Leer. At least 30 villages or settlements have been attacked. UNMISS peacekeepers and human rights teams have witnessed the bodies of civilians killed during the fighting left unburied, dozens of huts burnt to the ground, cattle raiding and the destruction of critical services such as boreholes, medical clinics and food stores.

“The atrocities that we are documenting are a clear violation of human rights and international humanitarian law. Two aid workers have been killed and two wounded in the past month. Those responsible must be identified and held accountable for their actions,” said David Shearer.

A site next to the UN base at Leer previously held approximately 500 internally displaced people but the surge in violent clashes has increased numbers to about 2000. Almost 70 per cent of those seeking shelter are children.

Congestion at the site is creating huge challenges for humanitarian agencies who are returning to the area to respond to the urgent need to supply food, clean water and medical services for the displaced families. UNMISS is working closely with the agencies to support the safe delivery of aid.

The Mission continues to engage with local authorities and to urge the warring parties to stop the fighting and adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed by all parties just five months ago.

South Sudan: UN humanitarian chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers (16.05.2018)

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