Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Norway and delivered by UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Chris Trott. The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway) welcome the commitment of the region to come together to ...
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Health Alert: Outbreak of the Ebola Virus in DRC

September 10, 2018 Location: South Sudan Event: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reports an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the provinces of North Kivu and the southern part of Ituri. The northern portion of Ituri province borders South Sudan’s Yei River state. No suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported ...
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Troika Statement on South Sudan Peace Talks

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) support the engagement of the region in the recent Khartoum-based negotiations on outstanding governance and security issues. We acknowledge ...
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Passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Heads of Mission of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States: The Troika are deeply concerned by the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term, and calls on President Kiir to reject it.  This move will ...
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South Sudan — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to South Sudan due to crime and armed conflict. Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Armed conflict is ongoing throughout the country and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups, and weapons are readily available to the population.  In ...
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South Sudan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The transitional constitution stipulates separation of religion and state, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides religious groups freedom to worship and assemble, organize themselves, teach, own property, receive financial contributions, communicate and issue publications on religious matters, and establish charitable institutions.  In connection with the continuing civil conflict, government and opposition forces reportedly engaged ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba (May 7, 2018)

Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: Effective immediately and until further notice, the Embassy’s curfew for unofficial travel has been changed from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Embassy’s curfew for official travel remains 8:30 p.m. Actions to Take: · Use caution when walking or driving at night. · Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport ...
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Celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                           May 3, 2018  The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Heads of Mission of Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, Japan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Celebrating World Press ...
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Joint Statement: Attacks on humanitarian workers must stop

The following statement is issued jointly by the Heads of Missions in Juba of Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. We are deeply concerned by the deteriorating security conditions for humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan. We strongly condemn ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba (April 20, 2018)

Location: Juba, South Sudan Event: Following incidents this week of armed altercations in the Luri district, approximately eight miles west of Juba, there has been heightened screening of vehicles and people at security checkpoints around Juba. ·        Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, the Embassy’s curfew has been temporarily changed from 8:30 ...
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Blocking Civil Society Representative from Traveling is Unacceptable

The action this weekend by National Security Service agents to block a civil society leader from traveling to a transitional justice forum is unacceptable. This action, directed against an officially recognized Stakeholder in the High-Level Revitalization Forum peace talks, calls into question the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to Article 5 of the 2015 Agreement ...
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Troika Statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2018 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) welcome the parties’ constructive efforts toward compromise for ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba

Location:  Throughout South Sudan Event:  Demonstrations are being organized in several locations throughout the country to protest the recent announcement of the U.S. arms embargo. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Keep a low profile. ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Juba

Location: Dr. John Garang Mausoleum walking towards the U.S. Embassy located on Kololo Road. Currently outside the U.S. Embassy. Event: Eye witness accounts estimated a crowd between 500 and 2,000 assembling this morning and moving towards the U.S. Embassy. There is no announced timeframe for the demonstration. The Embassy has been informed that anti-U.S. protests ...
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U.S. Arms Restrictions on South Sudan

Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert February 2, 2018 The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan. The United States is appalled by the continuing violence in South Sudan that has created one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises. The government and ...
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Troika statement on the use of child soldiers

January 29, 2018 Troika statement on the use of child soldiers The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway echo the great concern expressed by the IGAD Council of Ministers at the continued employment of child soldiers by the Parties. It is appalling that South Sudan’s children are bearing the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Embassy Personnel Movement

Following reported incidents of armed altercations on the outskirts of Juba on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change for its personnel.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, the Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial/personal movements within Juba.  During this time unofficial/personal travel must conclude ...
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Statement on Cessation of Hostilities violations

The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway share the deep concern recently expressed by IGAD Council of Ministers Chairman Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu about violations of the December 21 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement. The Troika strongly condemns these violations. We call on all CoH signatories, and the field commanders ...
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Corruption Sanctions in South Sudan

Yesterday, the President, the Secretary of State, and the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions against South Sudanese National, Benjamin Bol Mel and three of his companies relating to the Administration’s implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The United States is taking this action given Mr. Bol Mel’s role, and that ...
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Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False

U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release November 24, 2017 Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False Recent press reports/assertions by the government of South Sudan that the Troika has agreed to exclude Dr. Riek Machar from the IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) are false/ ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Personnel Movement

As of November 9, 2017, the security situation in Juba remains unchanged.  However, as a precaution during the long U.S. holiday weekend that begins this evening, the U.S. Embassy has implemented a temporary curfew change.  Effective immediately and until 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, Embassy travel policy will limit unofficial movements during periods of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that in light of recent political events in Juba, the Embassy has reviewed its security situation.  Although there is an increased military presence in a number of locations, the security situation in Juba is unchanged.  The Embassy is fully operational.  Embassy personnel are urged to continue to observe precautions ...
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USAID Launches New Program on Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a three-year Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency  project in South Sudan, to address widespread food and nutrition deficiencies and help communities become increasingly resilient to shocks including conflict and economic and environment-related shocks. More than three years of conflict have made South Sudan ...
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Deputy Commander of AFRICOM Visits South Sudan

Juba – Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy to the AFRICOM Commander for Civil-Military Engagement visited Juba today to learn more about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He visited a World Food Program warehouse and met with United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) leaders and humanitarian agencies. He was accompanied by the Charge ...
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Targeted Sanctions

  Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2017     Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies that are owned or controlled by ...
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U.S. Embassy Attends Opening of Joint Operations Center

Juba – On Thursday, August 17, the Ministry of Interior officially launched the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Juba, South Sudan.  Located at the Nyakuron Police Facility, the purpose of the JOC is to promote coordination among the multiple security forces operating within Juba.  The center has received more than $2 million USD from the ...
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Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Famine Risk, Violence, and Forced Displacement

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release July 8, 2017 Today, the United States announced nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World Refugee Day

Juba – On June 20, the United States joins our partners in South Sudan, the region, and across the world to commemorate World Refugee Day. The primary purpose of this commemorative day is to draw attention to the plight of refugees forced to flee from their homes because of violence, persecution, and insecurity. It is ...
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FBI Legal Attaché Visits South Sudan

Following the attack by SPLA forces on the Terrain Hotel Compound on July 11, 2016, which included an assault on U.S. citizens, the U.S. government asked the government of the Republic of South Sudan to permit the FBI to assist in the investigation and the prosecution. The Minister of Justice subsequently extended an invitation to ...
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Statement by the Troika and Canada Regarding Continuing Violence in South Sudan

The Troika and Canada are deeply concerned about recent actions taken by the government and by the armed opposition that exacerbate the immense security and related humanitarian crises in South Sudan.  As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an ...
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Mission Director Jeff Bakken, visited Juba International Airport to witness the use of sniffer dogs

Yesterday a USAID team, headed by Mission Director Jeff Bakken, visited Juba International Airport to witness the use of sniffer dogs, funded by USAID, to combat trafficking in illegal wildlife products. USAID invests in South Sudan’s wildlife conservation, land and natural resources management to counter illegal wildlife trafficking and safeguard the country’s natural heritage.
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Annual General Assembly for the Association for Media Development in South Sudan

On March 30, PAO Jeremiah Knight and Press Affairs Assistant Henry Andrea attended the Annual General Assembly meeting for the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) where they shared with the members the Embassy’s support for capacity building among professionals in the journalism/media sector. The event was also attended by the Japanese Ambassador ...
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Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the ...
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Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson U.S. Department of State The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who ...
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Security Messages For U.S. Citizens

The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Juba, and simultaneously adjusted its staffing profile to reflect new conditions on the ground. This replaces the Travel Warning dated ...
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Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on South Sudan, December 23, 2016 United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy 799 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 415-4050 http://usun.state.gov AS DELIVERED                                                                             December 23, 2016 Thank you very much, Mr. President. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 25, 2016)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 23, 2016)

First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba this afternoon. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. The U.S. Embassy likewise advises all U.S. citizens, particularly those in Juba, to limit your movements. There may be checkpoints, road closures and other travel impediments around the city. The U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Technical Issues (July 16, 2015)

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ...
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Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning (June 6, 2015)

Last Updated: December 31, 2015 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan.  The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside Juba because ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increasing Violence in Unity State (May 12, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy has received reports of increasing violence in Unity state.  Many international organizations have withdrawn their staff from the region, and the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in the area to depart immediately.  U.S. citizens are advised to be alert, remain aware of your surroundings, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: SPLM Public Rally (March 17, 2015)

This is to notify U.S. citizens that the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has a public rally planned on Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 8:00a.m., at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba.  President Salva Kiir is expected to address the audience.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit their movements in the vicinity of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 23, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area.  Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain.  Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ...
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Security Message for U.S Citizens: Caution Against Hiking on Jebel Mountain (February 20, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens against hiking in the Jebel Mountain area. Five non-South Sudanese citizens were recently detained by South Sudanese government officials while hiking on Jebel Mountain in the Rock City area of Juba for not having permission to be on the mountain. Past incidents on Jebel Mountain include the death of ...
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Security Message for U.S Citizens: Increase in Crime (February 10, 2015)

Data collected by Embassy sources indicates an increase in criminal incidents occurring over the past year. These incidents have affected hotels, international residential compounds, commercial establishments, and government facilities. In Juba, there have been multiple instances of daytime armed robbery at establishments frequently patronized by the international community over the past few weeks and also ...
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