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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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