South Sudan's Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest
Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni recently appointed Betty Bigombe, the former mediator between the Uganda government and the Lord's Resistance Army, to try and reconcile warring parties in South Sudan. Rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been in South Africa since 2016, told the United Nations that the country's government has been "hospitable" but that he wishes to be released "from confinement and detention".
South Sudan: Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest
Observer, 19 June 2017
The former mediator between the Uganda government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Betty Bigombe, has run into the first hurdle in her new assignment to reconcile the warring… Read more »
Reik Machar with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.
South Sudan: Will Local Concerns Sink the National Dialogue?
African Arguments, 16 June 2017
Much violence is driven not by national politics but local - and often more intractable - disputes around security, sovereignty, land and identity. Read more »
Monitor, 16 June 2017
Opposition leader Kizza Besigye has warned the international community against lavishing President Museveni with praise over his handling of refugee issues, but instead called for… Read more »
South Africa: Pretoria 'Hospitable', Rebel Leader Machar Tells UN
News24Wire, 2 June 2017
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been in South Africa since last year, has told the United Nations that the country's government has been "hospitable", but he wishes… Read more »
Presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny, says President Salva Kirr had other important commitments to attend to. Experts however say the fact that his country is falling apart ... Read more »
Information minister Michael Makuei says the kidnapping of two Indian aid workers by rebels loyal to Riek Machar, and the subsequent demand of a U.S. $1 million ransom, makes them ... Read more »