South Sudan Watch Update 43

53 soldiers killed Government troops in Southern Liech State clashed with rebels allied to former Vice President Dr. Riek Macher in Leer Town claiming 53 soldiers. The minister of information in the state said that government troops inflicted heavy casualty on the rebels. However, the rebel deputy spokesperson, Lam Paul Gabriel, said government troops attacked… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 7

Committee ends consultations The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Uganda parliament ended consultations on the age limit bill on 24 November and are now drafting a report documenting the results of the consultations. The committee met with 35 groups and individual for the consultations. Accordingly there are more people for the age limit amendment… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 42

Malong’s associate shot dead An associate of Former Army Chief of Staff Paul Malong was shot dead in a hotel in Juba on Friday evening. Bol Deng Miyen was shot by unknown gunmen after he met with soldiers associated with Paul Malong following their release from detention. New rebel group formed A new rebel group… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 6

Anti-Age limit singer goes missing Musician David Mugema who sang an anti-age limit removal song called “Togikwatako,” roughly translated as “do not touch it,” went missing last week. One of his colleagues and fellow musician Adam Mulwana said that before Mugema went missing, he called to say that he was being arrested by plain clothed… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 93

President Nkurunziza warns As the ruling CNDD-FDD party concluded the annual week dedicated to combatants on 18 November 2017 in Rugombo in the western province of Cibitoke, President Pierre Nkurunziza passed a strong warning to individuals who are likely to defect from the ruling party or to disobey the authorities. Such people are referred to… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 41

Three officials killed Three officials working for the governor of Western Lakes States were killed by unknown gunmen last week in three separate attacks. One of them was shot outside the governor’s office while the other two were shot in Rumbek town. Apparently the killings are targeting government officials following recent calls to have the… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 40

South Sudan extends the state of emergency An extension of the state of emergency was declared on Friday by President Salva Kiir and announced on South Sudan’s Broadcasting Corporation. This state of emergency is an extension of the three-month long state of emergency that was declared in July in the states of Gogrial, Tonj, Wau… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 92

Burundi rejects inquiry In a statement dated 15 November 2017,[1] the Secretary General and spokesperson of the government of Burundi, Philippe Nzobonariba stated that the government of Burundi rejects the opening of the investigation by the ICC in the situation of Burundi and complained that the government of Burundi was only informed via the media…. View Article

Uganda Watch Update 5

Stage managing consultation meetings A senior official from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Ms. Rebecca Nalwanga accused some of members of her party of stage managing consultation meetings by only picking a few individuals to consult. Ms. Nalwanga, who is also the secretary-general of the NRM in Luweero district, explained that some of… View Article