South Sudan Watch Update 52

Another arms embargo on Juba The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution drafted by that United States threatening to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan as well as sanctions against individuals who are blocking peace efforts in the country. The draft resolution states that the council expresses its intention to consider… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 103

Burundian refugees leave DRC for Rwanda About 2,500 refugees have fled their refugee settlement in the DRC and relocated to Rwanda for fear of being returned to Burundi. The refugees belong to a religious sect led by a female prophet named Zebiya. They left Burundi for fear of religious persecution. Several humanitarian agencies had stopped… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 51

46 UNMISS police suspended over sexual abuse A group of 46 Ghanaian police officers at the protection of IDPs site in Wau have been withdrawn because of allegations of sexual misconduct. The complaint against the group was received on 8 February. They were accused of engaging in sexual activity with the women in the protected… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 101

More aid needed in 2018 A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) showed that there is a 20% increase in the Burundians that will require humanitarian aid in 2018 as compared to 2017. According to Garry Conille, Burundi representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), there has been a… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 50

A general killed A fight between two rebel groups in South Sudan on 15th February led to the killing of a top general in the rebel ranks. The clash broke out in an area near Napotpot involving rebels of the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by General Thomas Cirillo and SPLA-IO led by Riek Machar…. View Article

Burundi Watch Update 100

Force used in Burundi referendum register Burundian opposition parties are complaining that people are being forced to register to vote in the referendum set for May this year. The referendum will consider a raft of constitutional amendments that, among other things, extend the president’s term from five to seven years. Leonce Ngendakumana, the deputy chairperson… View Article