South Sudan Watch Update 80

Continued sexual violence in South Sudan While the world celebrated international women’s day on March 8th, the head of the UN mission in South Sudan David Shearer addressed a 15-person council at the UN on he situation in South Sudan. He told the council that sexual violence is sill prevalent in the country and must… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update – January 2019

EAC Receives final report on Burundian dialogue In the last quarter of 2018, the government of Burundi did all to sabotaged all the efforts aimed at finding a solution to the inter-Burundian dialogue. Twice, it boycotted the EAC Summit that was scheduled on 30 November and 27 December 2018. During the same period, tensions between… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 79

UN staff kills 2 A UN peacekeeper killed two civilian contractors in Juba. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement that the incident happened in Juba at one of its bases. The statement however does not disclose the identity of the deceased nor the shooter. The UNMISS however says that… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 78

Vice president accused of stalking peace The first Vice President of South Sudan Taban Deng Gai,has been accused by Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot, an army officer of planning to kill the peace process in the country. Dickson Gatluak was previously loyal to Taban deng until he defected recently. He said that The First vice president… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 77

UN speak out against mass rape Both the United Nations and the rebel group allied to Dr. Riek Machar have condemned the rape of the 125 women and girls in Bentiu in the north of South Sudan. Last week the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said that they had received 125 women who had… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update December 2018

Summary  November was dominated by international focus on the situation of Burundi but with very few results as Burundi government boycotted the EAC Summit.  However the arrest of former officers in the Army of Burundi and the release of an arrest warrant against a dozen of dignitaries including President Pierre Buyoya raised much concern as… View Article