South Sudan - Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Summit in Addis Ababa (25.08.14)
Following the summit that just took place in Addis Ababa, France, alongside the African Union, reaffirms its support for IGAD’s mediation efforts.
South Sudan – Incident near the UNMISS base in Bentiu (19.08.14)
France condemns the gunfire targeted against the base of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the city of Bentiu. Such attacks are unacceptable. France reaffirms its full support for UNMISS in carrying out its mission, notably with respect to implementing its mandate to protect civilians, while the conflict has resulted in the displacement of more than 1,700,000 people.
South Sudan – Appointment of Ellen Margrethe Loj as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (23.07.14)
Given the political, security and humanitarian crisis, the Security Council has set out 3 priorities for this mission: the protection of civilians, respect for human rights and the facilitation of humanitarian assistance.
South Sudan - Massacre of civilian populations in the city of Bentiu (23.04.14)
France again expresses its concern about the human rights situation in South Sudan.
South Sudan – Attacks on the United Nations Mission base in Bor and on the town of Bentiu (17.04.14)
France condemns the attacks by armed groups on the United Nations Mission base in Bor, South Sudan, and on the town of Bentiu. Deliberately targeting civilians and peacekeepers is unacceptable. The perpetrators of these war crimes and serious human rights violations must be held accountable for their actions.
South Sudan – Fighting in Upper Nile state (19.02.14)
It urges the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to implement without delay and in their entirety the ceasefire agreement and the agreement on the status of detainees of January 23. The political talks initiated on February 11 in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, must continue in order to achieve a lasting solution to this conflict.
South Sudan – Signing of a ceasefire agreement (23.01.14)
France welcomes the signing of a ceasefire agreement in South Sudan, made possible thanks to the mediation efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the support of the African Union.
South Sudan – Attack against a UN base (19.12.13)
France condemns the attack against a UN base in Akobo, South Sudan, which has reportedly left several people dead. Those responsible for the attack must be brought to justice.
South Sudan (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 19.12.13)
"We’re concerned by the continued fighting in Bor and Jonglei state, following the violent clashes that took place in Juba from December 15 to 17. According to the latest reports, these clashes have left 500 people dead and almost 800 injured in Juba, many of them civilians."
Fighting in South Sudan (17.12.13)
France is extremely concerned at the fighting that has broken out in Juba, in South Sudan, causing dozens of casualties. It calls on the parties to the conflict to demonstrate the utmost restraint and to seek a peaceful solution.
Meeting between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan (05.09.13)
The meeting that took place yesterday in Khartoum between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudanis an encouraging sign. Indeed, only dialogue between the two countries is likely to facilitate the restoration of peace and stability in the region.
Sudan – Attack against UNISFA (06.05.13)
France strongly condemns the unacceptable attack against UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei) by Misseriya elements, which led to the death of the Dinka leader, Kuol Deng Majok, and a peacekeeper, and injured several soldiers from the peacekeeping force.
South Sudan – Attack on a UN convoy (10.04.13)
France strongly condemns the attack on a patrol belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan, which killed 5 Indian soldiers and several UN civilian personnel, and injured many others.
Implementation of the agreements between Sudan and South Sudan (11.03.13)
France welcomes the adoption by Sudan and South Sudan of the implementation procedures for the agreements of September 27, 2012, aimed at establishing a buffer zone. These implementation procedures, together with a detailed schedule, should make it possible to put the planned demilitarized zone at the border of the two states into operation and to deploy the planned monitoring mechanism. This further step removes the last remaining obstacle to the implementation of the agreements of September 27.
Sudan – South Sudan (19.02.13)
France is concerned about the continued fighting between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. It calls on the parties to negotiate as swiftly as possible an agreement on the cessation of hostilities and to find a political solution to this crisis, as requested repeatedly by the African Union and the UN Security Council.