Violation Reports from The Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM)

The Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) concluded that the Commissioners of Koch and Mayendit are responsible for instigating violence in Leer County that resulted in the murder of women and children, mass rape, and destruction of villages and health care facilities. Why hasn’t the government removed them from their positions …

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Honoring the Courage of Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

A Statement by Chargé d’Affaires David Renz, U.S. Embassy, Juba, South Sudan Today is World Press Freedom Day, commemorated annually since 1993.  May 3 is an occasion for all sectors of society – media representatives, civil society leaders, government officials, security personnel, academicians, and others – to discuss the state of press freedom, protection of …

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Chargé d’Affaires visits Eye Radio in Juba

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) David Renz visited Eye Radio in Juba on April 29, where he discussed U.S. policy toward South Sudan and affirmed U.S. support for a free and vital press.  Speaking to the staff at the radio station, the CDA expressed his thanks to the heroic journalists whose work ensures the people of South Sudan …

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2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices—Country Report for South Sudan

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states …

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TROIKA STATEMENT ON THE SOUTH SUDAN PEACE PROCESS

Following our statement of 23 March 2022, the Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway) welcome the announcement by the Parties on their recent agreement to progress the implementation of the security arrangements set out in Chapter II of the Revitalized Agreement for Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  We commend the spirit …

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Troika Statement On The South Sudan Peace Process

The Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) condemn the reported attacks by the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) on Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) positions in Jekau and other towns in Maiwut County, Upper Nile State beginning the weekend of March 19-20. These incidents follow a series of reported attacks across Unity …

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South Sudan: Troika Statement on Recent Violence in Unity State March 1, 2022

The Troika is deeply concerned by allegations of egregious human rights violations and abuses in Unity State, including killing of citizens, rape, destruction of homes, and the looting of humanitarian supplies. The Troika calls upon state and national leaders to denounce the brutality and intervene to halt the violence. We expect the Government of South …

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Troika Statement on Public Financial Management Reforms

The recent important appointments related to South Sudan’s economic management come at a critical time for the reform process, as South Sudan is preparing to exit an IMF Staff Monitored Program and hopes to access a new loan in coming months.  The Troika underscores that a faster pace is needed in the implementation of Public …

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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders …

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The United States Shares an Additional 336,000 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine with South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan— The Embassy of the United States in South Sudan is pleased to announce the arrival of 336,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that the United States is sharing with South Sudan through COVAX, a global equitable vaccine access initiative.  We are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no …

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Freedom of Expression: Bedrock of Enduring Nations

Remarks of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Renz To the National Press Club of South Sudan December 14, 2021 |(As prepared for delivery) Mr. Bullen Kenyi Yatta Wani, Chairperson of the National Press Club  Other leaders of the National Press Club, including Mr. Ochaya James, the Executive Director Elijah Alier, Managing Director, Media Authority  Dr. Awan …

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USAID Announces New Four-Year Activity to Increase Resilience through Agriculture in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan—Following a publicly announced and competitive selection process, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a four-year contract with  Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), a global development company, to increase resilience through agriculture in the 13 counties of five States that are the focus of USAID’s development strategy in South Sudan: Kapoeta …

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World AIDS Day

The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan commemorated and celebrated World AIDS Day on December 1, 2021, with a range of activities in Juba.  Haven Cruz-Hubbard, the Acting Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA), highlighted the important work of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in South Sudan at a World AIDS Day event arranged by the Government …

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U.S. Department of Defense Organizes Workshop on HIV-response

The U.S. Department of Defense HIV Prevention Program (DHAPP), in collaboration with South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF)-HIV secretariat, organized a workshop November 18-19 on “Military HIV Sustainability and Index Dashboard (MILSID).”  The workshop attracted a wide range of participants and stakeholders led by the SSPDF Health Services and included the South Sudan AIDS Commission …

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A joint Troika statement by the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway on Economic Reform in South Sudan

The Troika welcomes IMF engagement, and its visit to Juba last week.  This engagement with the Government is critical for building the trust needed by all parties to continue and deepen the economic reforms over time. We are pleased that in their discussions with the IMF, the Government agreed that it needs to be transparent …

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Honoring Our Locally Employed Staff and Foreign Service Nationals

On November 17, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, celebrated the third annual Locally Employed (LE) Staff and Foreign Service National (FSN) Recognition Day, held globally at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. Led by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., David Renz, the entire U.S. embassy community in Juba recognized the exemplary service of …

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United Nations Medal Award for U.S. Forces in UNMISS

Recognizing Service On September 30, 2021, Force Commander Lieutenant General (LtGen) Shailesh Tinaikar awarded the United Nations (UN) Medal to seven U.S. officers for service with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the UNMISS headquarters in Juba, South Sudan.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA) Davis Renz served as the honored guest and …

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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for a Reception to Honor Religious Leaders in South Sudan

By David Renz, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Juba, South Sudan; September 22, 2021 Welcome everyone. We have a broad and inclusive group represented here today that reflects the diversity of religious expression in South Sudan.  In the few minutes I’ve had to speak with several of you, I’ve been deeply impressed by your commitment to …

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The United States Donates 152,950 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to the Government of South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, September 14, 2021:  The United States is donating 152,950 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the people of South Sudan in its response to COVID-19.  This is part of a worldwide effort by the United States to combat the global pandemic, which has resulted in the donation of …

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Statement on the Opening of Parliament and Freedom of Expression and Assembly

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, the European Union, France, Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sweden congratulate the Government of the Republic of South Sudan on the inauguration of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States on 30 August. This is an important step on the …

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Civil Rights are Essential to Achieving Peace and Prosperity

The United States supports South Sudan’s aspiration to become a fully united, peaceful, just, and prosperous society based on respect for human rights and the rule of law.  These ideals are enshrined in the Transitional Constitution and the Revitalized Peace Agreement which provide the framework for the conduct of politics and governance while upholding the …

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2020 International Religious Freedom Report

On May 12, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rolled out the 23rd International Religious Freedom Report. The report covers the status of religious freedom in countries around the world and U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom. Secretary Blinken noted the following in his remarks : “Let me just say a few words about why this …

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U.S. Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

Last month, the Biden Administration released Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how America will engage with the world.  The document includes the following section on Africa (on page 11): “We will also continue to build partnerships in Africa, investing in civil society and strengthening long-standing political, economic, and cultural connections. We will partner …

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Troika Statement on Economic Reforms and the IMF Staff Monitored Programme

South Sudan’s economy is in fundamental need of far-reaching and irreversible reform.  The last year highlighted its vulnerability to external shocks such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, changes in oil prices, severe flooding, and desert locusts.  Investment remains too low to support the sustained economic growth needed to cut the dire food insecurity and, in …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: AF-JUB-21-01 Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: Up to $40,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Juba Public Affairs Section (PAS) …

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Local Troika Statement in Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU).  This was a major step toward restoring peace in South Sudan.  The Troika welcomes all efforts by the RTGoNU in implementing the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), most notably the appointment of a unified Cabinet, Governors, and Deputy Governors in all states.  The Troika …

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Statement on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Jon F. Danilowicz on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power …

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Joint Local Statement on the Food Security Situation in South Sudan

Joint Local Statement on the food security situation in South Sudan following the release of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Report The Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, the Netherlands and the European Union Delegation, have issued this statement following the release of the government’s report on 18 December …

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CULTIVATING HOPE IN THE NEXT DECADE: FEED THE FUTURE LAUNCHES 2020 ANNUAL REPORT WITH NEW DATA

Monday, September 14, 2020 – marked the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact with …

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Ambassador Hushek: July Fourth Greeting

To Friends and Colleagues and, most especially, to the People of South Sudan: Happy Fourth of July – American Independence Day.  On behalf of the United States, I hope this occasion finds you and your loved ones healthy and well, and perhaps thinking ahead to South Sudan’s own Independence Day on July 9.  During a …

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U.S. Ambassador Launches Three-year, $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project

BOMA NATIONAL PARK, South Sudan—U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek today launched a three-year, $7.5 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan, while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and …

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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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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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