Monthly Archive: February 2020

Fulltext: SSOMA’s Statement on Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of CoHa

The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) is informing its entire membership, supporters, South Sudanese at large and the International Community that it has together with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) signed Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), December 2017 under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio.

SSOMA, GRSS sign Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of CoHA

The signing of the resolution effectively puts two parties in agreement that SSOMA become a member of CTSAMVM (Ceasefire and Transitional Arrangements Security Monitoring and Verification Mechanism), a group originally set up to monitor compliance by the signatory Parties and armed groups to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa in 2008.

Putting dictator Kiir’s Amnesty into perspective

“Amnesty deals reduce the incentive for dictators to fight to the bitter – and bloody – end” -writes rule of law commentator Julia Pettengil. It is then self-defeating that a dictator would put themselves in the position of rewarding liberation dissent with amnesty.