21 Oct 2018

 

What Others Say About South Sudan's Crisis

"The African Union needs to act with great urgency," Yasmin Sooka, chair of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, told the 47 member states of the rights council in Geneva.

What Others Say
Justice for Atrocities in South Sudan Just a Signature Away: U.N. Investigator 
U.N. investigators of war atrocities in South Sudan urged the African Union (AU) on Tuesday to make a final push to secure justice for millions of victims. Oil-rich South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but slid into civil war in December 2013, with President Salva Kiir's army battling rebels under his ex-deputy Riek Machar. Under a 2015 peace deal that fell apart in 2016, the AU and South Sudan were supposed to set up a "hybrid court" consisting of South Sudanese and other African judges, to try people accused of atrocities. But the court has yet to be created. "The hybrid court of South Sudan is but a signature away. The African Union needs to act with great urgency," Yasmin Sooka, chair of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, told the 47 member states of the rights council in Geneva. Reuters
S. Sudan's President Sacks Finance Minister, Army Official 
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday sacked Finance Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau and replaced him with Salvatore Garang Mabiordit. Kiir also removed Marial Chanoung from his position as chief of operations, training and intelligence in the national army, the Sudan People's Liberation Army. A presidential decree announced on state-owned radio Monday evening did not give any reason for the firing of the officials. Dau became South Sudan's finance minister in July 2016 when he immediately embarked on radical financial reform policies seeking to tackle a biting economic crunch. Xinhua

    

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