Letter to the AU and IGAD on the Sudanese Military Coup

We stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan and we demand more resolute action from the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are deeply concerned about, and strongly condemn, the military coup in Sudan and the subsequent purported suspension of… View Article

Open Letter to the United Nations Security Council

Your Excellencies, As concerned citizens from Africa standing in solidarity with the people of South Sudan, we write to you as you approach a critical decision that could have lasting implications for the fragile peace and the future stability of Africa’s youngest nation state. In 2018, the Security Council imposed an arms embargo on South… View Article

Not the Nobel Prize: Giving war criminals the attention they deserve

War criminals don’t get the recognition they deserve, believes Dismas Nkunda, a Ugandan journalist and activist who has covered the war in South Sudan extensively. So he decided to do something about it. “I had to find a way of shaming those who were bottlenecks to the peace process. And what better way than giving… View Article

Public encouraged to nominate the worst peace spoilers in South Sudan

              January 9, 2020 Public encouraged to nominate the worst peace spoilers in South Sudan (Kampala) – A Ugandan-based organisation, Atrocities Watch Africa, has today called on the wider public to nominate individuals and entities from, or linked with, South Sudan for a “Spoiler of the Peace Award,” for… View Article

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