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

South Sudan Watch Update 76

IGAD deploys 1,600 troops IGADs chiefs of staff agreed to deploy over 1,600 troops from five countries including Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia to join the Regional Protection Force (RPF) in South Sudan. As part of the terms of the peace agreement, IGAD decided to contribute troops to the protection force to ensure that… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 75

Malong goes missing in Kampala The son of Gen. Paul Malong, Lual Malong Jr has been reported as missing by his family in Kampala. Lual who is a tycoon and is famous for sharing videos of himself on social media showing off a lot of US dollar bills is said to have been picked up… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 15

Government withdraws ULS objection The Uganda government on 13 November withdrew it its objection to the appeal filed by the Uganda Law Society against the age limit ruling. The government had earlier applied to the court to throw out the appeal by the Uganda Law Society (ULS) claiming that it had been made 13 days… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update – November 2018

Summary The month of October was regarded as a decisive month as Burundian invested in peace were invited to the 5th and concluding session of the inter-Burundian dialogue. Despite the massive participation of the opposition, the government of Burundi, the ruling CNDD-FDD party and their allies boycotted the session, claiming October is month mourning in… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 74

Amidst Peace, fighting breaks in Kajo Keji Despite the ceasefire and peace revitalization treaty, there have been several cases of continued fighting in South Sudan. Last week there fighting in Kajo-Keji county in Yei River State between the SPLA and rebel forces led by Dr. Riek Machar.  The deputy spokesperson of the SPLA-IO, Col. Lam… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 73

UN wants 9,000 abductees released The United Nations has released a report urging the rebel group SPLA-IO to release the people that they abducted during the fighting that started in April 2018. The report says over 900 people were abducted and another 24,000 forced to flee their homes during fighting in Western Equatoria State. The… View Article