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Security Council Rejects US Attempts To Bring Down South Sudan’s Govt

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a US-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year conflict. The measure presented by the United States garnered only seven votes in favour in the 15-member council, while eight countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained.

United Nations Accused Of Supplying Weapons To Rebels In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A Geneva-based research group accused the UN mission in South Sudan of supplying weapons to rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar just weeks after civil war began in the world’s youngest nation. The assortment of arms were used to carry out one of the war's worst atrocities, according to the Small Arms Survey report late Thursday.

How Did Rebels In South Sudan Get Hold Of UN Weapons?

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudan rebels loyal to traitor Riek Machar acquired weapons they used to commit atrocities in Unity State from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan soldiers, a new report says. The Small Arms Survey, a lobby group disclosed in a new investigation released last week that the UN officials operating in South Sudan's Bentiu town offered dozens of weapons and ammunitions to rebel General James Koang after the outbreak of war in 2013.

South Sudan: Traitor Riek Machar ‘Under House Arrest’ In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting, is being held in South Africa to stop him stirring up trouble, diplomatic and political sources said on Tuesday. Removing Machar from circulation would be a blow to his rebel SPLA-IO faction in its three-year war with President Salva Kiir’s mainstream SPLA, and could sway a conflict the United Nations has been sponsoring.

East African Countries Backs Replacement Of Traitor Riek Machar

AFRICANGLOBE - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) has said it is up to the South Sudan government to decide whether Riek Machar should be reinstated as the country’s first vice president. The comment by Igad follows the group’s call on August 5 for Machar to be reinstalled as first vice president. His removal was not consistent with the terms of last year’s peace agreement between South Sudan’s warring parties, Igad said three weeks ago.

South Sudan’s President Wins Over Opposition Opposition, Consolidating Govt Position

AFRICANGLOBE - A month since he fled Juba, little has been heard from traitor Riek Machar, save for a brief interview with Al Jazeera TV. He is believed to be hiding in Yei, south of Juba. Meanwhile, President Salva Kiir has been consolidating his grip on power, reaching out to members of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO). The effort seems to be paying off.

Why Is America Trying To Overthrow South Sudan’s Government?

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of South Sudan has strongly criticized the U.S.' proposal at the UN Security Council to send 4,000 soldiers to the country, alleging the move is aimed at instigating a regime change. The government claimed the resolution would give the UN the ability to govern the country. "Previously, the international community intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya with the aim to bring peace and democracy to those states, [however, it only] succeeded in removing the ruling regimes there, but failed to bring peace and security, and no one till now knows when peace will return in those countries,"

Regime Change Agenda: Obama To Send 200 Soldiers To South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Barack Obama on Friday said he would deploy up to 200 US troops equipped with combat equipment to South Sudan. The US troops will be initially stationed in neighboring Uganda, Obama said in a notice to the Us Congress.

South Sudan: Who Is Arming TRAITOR Riek Machar?

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan Forces belonging to First Vice-President Riek Machar seem to have more sophisticated weapons, but the source of the arms is unclear. In December 2014, a senior official with the SPLM-In-Opposition revealed they had acquired sophisticated weapons including anti-tank and anti-aircraft shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles and QW-18 Man-Portable Air-Defence System.

South Sudan Leaders Reach Partial Peace Deal

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a deal in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday to put an end to the crisis that has been raging in their country for over a year now.

South Sudan: Rival Leaders Accept ‘Responsibility’ For Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - It was the first time the bitter rivals had met since signing a ceasefire agreement in August in Ethiopia. This time the two South Sudanese leaders said the now divided ruling party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), should be reunited. The SPLM brought the country independence after a long war with Khartoum.

Regional Interests Shaping South Sudan Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - Renewed fighting between South Sudan’s army and rebels loyal to the country's former deputy president Riek Machar is making nonsense of the ceasefire agreement reached in Addis Ababa last month, as it threatens to drag in more regional players.

Riek Machar Has Never Been A Wise Leader

AFRICANGLOBE - When Ethiopian rebels were on verge to overthrow the government of Magistu Haile Mariam in 1991 I was at Tharpam which is one hour a half journey from Itang refugee camp in Ethiopia. As the rebels were advancing towards Addis Ababa, Kuol Deng Kuol the man in charge of Red Army (jiech Ahmer) in Tharpam was informed that the rebels had defeated SPLA and Ethiopian forces in the fierce battle of Damdolla town which left many SPLA comrades dead as well as Ethiopian soldiers and the only way was to go back to Sudan in what was later named by UN agencies as Trek Back to Sudan.

South Sudan Government And Rebels Sign Ceasefire

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's government and rebels have signed a ceasefire deal that many hope will put a pause to five weeks of fighting that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians in the world's newest country. The peace deal, signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday by representatives of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the rebel leader and and former South Sudanese vice president, is the first real progress since political friction turned violent on December 15.

An Integrated Response To Justice And Reconciliation In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - As representatives of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar meet in Addis Ababa to negotiate a ceasefire to the conflict that has engulfed South Sudan in past weeks, the question of what a mediated outcome might look like is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Lessons To Draw From The SPLM’s Internal Wrangles

AFRICANGLOBE - December 31, 2013 - In denouncing the “coup” in December, President Salva Kiir said he would not allow the incidents of 1991 to be repeated. He called former vice president Riek Machar a “prophet of doom” and accused him and his “disgruntled group” of being bent on pursuing the actions of the past, meaning the Machar-led August 1991 split in the SPLM/A.