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South Sudan


  • South Sudan – Violence against the civilian population (18.05.15)

    France expresses its deep concern following the upsurge in fighting in South Sudan, notably in the city of Malakal, which constitutes an unacceptable violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement established thanks to the mediation efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

  • South Sudan – Tanzania – Reconciliation agreement in Arusha (21.01.15)

    France welcomes the signing on January 21 of the reconciliation agreement by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Arusha. This agreement is an important step toward a lasting solution to a conflict that has resulted in the displacement of almost 2 million people in South Sudan over the past year.

  • South Sudan – Concerns about the risk of famine (29.09.14)

    France expresses its deep concern at the risk of famine as a result of the armed conflict in South Sudan. This risk poses a direct threat to two million people, including more than 50,000 children, according to the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

  • 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 – 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 (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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