“The hopes and aspirations of the people of South Sudan are on NAS to bring about hope and salvation to the people and to restore peace and dignity. Messages reaching us from inside the country, from refugees in neighbouring countries, and even from some foreigners who closely monitor the situation in our country indicate that NAS is the peoples’ popular choice. This is a great responsibility that has been put upon us – and we must rise to it,” Chairman Thomas Cirillo said.
On the run from tyranny inflicted on them by the joint forces of Kiir’s SSPDF and Machar’s SPLA-IO in Central Equatoria, civilians continue to find themselves targets of systematic killings, looting, burning of huts, physical harassment and torture.
“On 31st May 2020, the SPLA IO force under the joint command of Maj. Gen. John Mabiah and Maj. Gen. Moses Lokujo carried out summary execution of fifteen (15) innocent civilians in the villages of Loguni, Panyume Payam, Morobo County in Central Equatoria State,” read a press statement issued today by the spokesman of the National Salvation Front (NAS) Mr Suba Samuel.
Sixty-one (61) government soldiers killed. Three (3) vehicles and one (1) armored Personnel Carrier (APC) destroyed. Forty-three (43) AK 47 rifles, two (2) 12.7 machine-guns, nine (9) RPG-7 and different assorted ammunition captured.
The National Salvation Front (NAS) has refuted false allegations by the SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel that NAS abducted about eight of their officers – a claim that has now appeared to be a coverup of a much tragic internal power rivalry within the SPLA-IO.
Ahead of the ongoing SSPDF/SPLA-IO joint all-out military offensive against NAS positions, the SSPDF cancelled all road movement by the UNMISS and all other NGOs in a move that is believed to provide cover and deny NGOs access to areas where atrocities by the SSPDF- SPLA IO on civilians are most likely to happen.
The Chairman of the National Salvation Front (NAS) General Thomas Cirillo is encouraging the people of South Sudan to remain strong and hopeful in the face of the global pandemic urging them to “show solidarity and support for each other”.
Following the declaration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, the leadership of The National Salvation Front (NAS) today issued a statement directing the relevant structures within its organisation to embark on an awareness programme aimed at providing not only medical and public health support, but also accurate and reliable information on how to confront the pandemic.
Today, NAS has not only become a household name among all South Sudanese but it is also widely recognized globally...
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.
The Rome Declaration between the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) and the Government of South Sudan signed on 12 January 2020 at the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome. There are three cornerstones of the agreement: the “solemn” commitment to the cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on January 15th; the commitment to discuss and evaluate together – in Sant’Egidio – mechanisms to resolve differences; and the guarantee for humanitarian organizations to be able to operate in the country in support of the civilian population.