What lessons can Khartoum learn from South Sudan for its peace monitoring mechanism?
The transitional government in Sudan is trying to create a system for monitoring the peace agreement signed one year ago. [...]
The South Sudanese government was to head into a second round of talks with the country's divided rebel groups in Rome on Thursday. Prompted by the process sponsors - the US, UK and Norway -, the government has postponed the summit while it tries to find a way to negotiate with all sides at once. [...]
The recent government reshuffle has cleared the path for South Sudan's chief spy Akol Koor. But president Salva Kiir remains deeply suspicious of the Internal Security Bureau director, barring him from any power over the country's lucrative oil resources. [...]
President Salva Kiir has appointed a Padang Dinka as deputy governor for Upper Nile state, home to over 70% of the country's crude oil output. Though intended as a conciliatry gesture towards this community, it could well spark fresh clashes with Shilluks and Nuers. [...]
Vice president Riek Machar is insisting on having army commander Johnson Olony as head of the oil-producing state of Upper Nile. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has refused to approve the appointment, however, even though, in so doing, he risks endangering the country's fragile transition process. [...]
Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Salva Kiir are struggling to resolve the recurrent tensions between Kampala and Juba that are reflected in the constant skirmishes on the border between the Uganda People's Defence Forces and the South Sudan People's Defence Forces. [...]