South Sudan

Salva Kiir Pushes UN Security Resolution to Parliament

South Sudan President , Salva Kiir touring Juba recently

The South Sudan top leadership on Sunday convened a special meeting to handle the United Nation’s Security Council resolutions passed on Friday last week.

According to sources in Juba, visit this site the Transitional Council of Ministers strongly disagreed with strengthening the mandate of the United Nation’s Mission in South Sudan and majorly the approved plans to send into the country more 4, page 000 peace keepers.

The government of President Salva Kiir has always had frosty relationship with the UN Mission in the fragile nation.

At one moment, viagra dosage a UN vehicle was intercepted with heavy weapons enroute to a territory under the command of rebel leader Dr Riek Machar.

“The Council rejected the coming of more 4,000 UN troops here. The current mandate of UNMISS is adequate enough and there is no need ask for more,” a source in the government told ChimpReports on Monday morning.

The UN already has 12,000 troops in Juba of which one-third is from China.

The UNSC Resolution 2304/2016 gave the peacekeepers more powers including engaging the armed forces in South Sudan whenever deemed necessary.

In July two peacekeepers from Chinese army were killed when their armored patrol vehicle was hit with a heavy shell from a ground weapon.

Four others were injured in the same attack.

The UN Secretary General, Ban immediately called for the deployment of lethal weapons including attack helicopters to restraint the two factions of the SPLA.


The resolution of the council of ministers was forwarded to the National Assembly that is expected to sit on Monday to also make a decision.

Speaking to the press after the cabinet sitting, the minister of Information and Broadcasting, Michael Makuei who was very brief, said “the matter has been referred to the national assembly and will only be communicated when the legislative body makes its decision.”

Meanwhile, the same special sitting accepted the deployment of regional troops.

On August 5, the IGAD Heads of State summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa resolved to deploy a third force in South Sudan.

Earlier, five countries were mentioned as troop contributors but Uganda and Sudan later withdrew under a yet to be established circumstances, leaving only Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya.

South Sudan slipped into civil war early last month when forces of President Salva Kiir and those of his deputy Dr. Riek Machar clashed at the presidential palace.

Machar has since disappeared from Juba and is believed to be in the jungle in one of the three Equatoria states.

He was controversially replaced by the mining minister, Gen Taban Deng Gai who was also his chief negotiator during the peace talks in Addis Ababa.


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