20200124 NAS mourns the passing of Gen Lukudu Lo Yosea and his two bodyguards
With a heavy heart, deep sorrow and grief the leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) informs the general public, supporters and all units of the tragic loss of the revolutionary freedom fighter, Gen Luduku Lo Yosea and two of his guards, who got martyred while on active duty striving for their people and country, in a tragic boat accident.
20200113 [English] NAS Army Cessation of Hostilities Directive to All Units
In line with the Declaration signed on 12th January 2020 at the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome, the Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army Gen Faiz Ismail Fatur issues this directive to all NAS forces in all fronts throughout the country to abide by the CoHA with effect from 15th January 2020 at 00:00 hours.
20200113 [Arabic] NAS Army Cessation of Hostilities Directive to All Units
[ARABIC] In line with the Declaration signed on 12th January 2020 at the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome, the Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army Gen Faiz Ismail Fatur issues this directive to all NAS forces in all fronts throughout the country to abide by the CoHA with effect from 15th January 2020 at 00:00 hours.
20200111 NAS Press Release Congratulating FULF and SPLM-IO Anyanya Division
The leadership of NAS congratulates the forces of the Federal Unionist Liberation Front (FULF) under the command of Major Gen. Sebit Kon Kuon; and the forces of SPLM-IO Anyanya Division, under the commands of Brig Gen Anthony Onen Bosco and Brig Gen Lokang Charles on their joining of the people's movement NAS in December 2019.
20200101 NAS hands over 23 persons to ICRC to reunite with families
NAS has released over 23 persons under its protection - including the family of the SSPDF commander of Mile-45 base - to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to be reunited and celebrate the new years with their families.
20191130 SSOMA statement on South Sudan_USA relationship
The Department of State Re-evaluation of the U.S. Relationship with the Government of South Sudan.
The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) welcomes the statement of the US State Department through its Spokesman Morgan Ortagus on November 13th regarding the unfolding political situation in South Sudan. SSOMA appreciates the United States’ position of standing with the suffering people of South Sudan in pursuit of peace in the country.
20191127 SSOMA Press Release on Justice and Accountability
The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) welcomes and commend the statement by the African Union Peace and Security Council of 14 November 2019 (894th meeting) where it calls for all stakeholders to expeditiously work towards the operationalization of all transitional justice mechanisms including the Hybrid Court for South Sudan, in order to promote transitional justice, reconciliation and healing in the country.
20191123 NAS Latest Press Release Commending Sant Edigio
In this press release issued 23 November 2019, the official NAS spokesman Suba Samual has congratulated the Sant'Egido Community and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) for successfully convening in Rome in a search of genuine and sustainable peace in the country.
20191121 SSOMA Sant Egidio Community Communique
Communique: We, the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) held a constructive meeting with the
Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome, Italy from 18th to 20th November, 2019.
20191029 Appointment Of Military Justice Director
On 29th of this month, NAS Chairman Gen. Thomas Cirillo appointed Major General Justice Butrus George Lowoh Walla Director of NAS/Army Military Justice.
20191029 Press Release Morobo Attack and the capture of Panyana military base
Following a series of unprovoked attacks by the Salva Kiir's militia - aka the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) - and other militia allied to it in Morobo Country, Central Equatoria State, the revolutionary forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS) fought back in self-defence and managed to dislodge the enemy from (and liberate) Panyana military base.
20191019 SSOM Joint Press Statement on UNSC visit to Juba and formation of TGoNU
The Alliance strongly believes that the wrongful and hasty formation of any new transitional government under the leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit, and without addressing the fundamental root causes of the conflict is another recipe for a return to full-blown violence in South Sudan; as was witnessed in July 2016 - with the death of over 700 people in the capital, Juba.
20190917 NAS Chief of Staff congratulates army on victories - Arabic
[Arabic Document] The Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army (NAS) on Tuesday congratulated the freedom fighters, officers and the commanders on the great victories achieved in fighting in self-defence against unprovoked aggressions by the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and its tribal militias.
20190917 NAS Chief of Staff congratulates army on victories (English)
The Chief of Staff of the National Salvation Front/Army (NAS) on Tuesday congratulated the freedom fighters, officers and the commanders on the great victories achieved in fighting in self-defence against unprovoked aggressions by the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and its tribal militias.
20190907 NAS Latest Press Release on unprovoked attacks by SSPDF
On Friday, September 6th NAS positions around Yei and Lainya were attacked by the SSPDF and their allied militia. The NAS forces heroically fought back in self-defense, repulsed the attack, pursued the enemy and overran their positions in Bereka and Mukaya. The defeated attackers fled towards Lainya and Yei town in disarray.
20190828 SSNDA Chairman Thomas Cirillo's Speech at The Hague meeting with R-SPLM and SSUF/M
Excerpt: "We know that the R-ARCSS is fundamentally flawed. It will not bring the kind of peace our people are desperately needed. The agreement did not address the root causes of the conflict, including injustices, inequalities and hostilities. The agreement was imposed upon the signatories to serve the interests of some regional countries and President Salva Kiir’s regime. Thus, the agreement maintains the status quo in Juba - the failed and corrupt system of Kiir’s government. There is little chance for fundamental reforms to take place under the current leadership, which plunged the country into an avoidable civil war and brought untold suffering upon the people of South Sudan. Yet, IGAD and some members of the international community seem to underestimate these realities. Instead, they are desperately clinging to unworkable peace agreement, which may lead to more violence and displacement."
20190830 Declaration of Principles United South Sudan Opposition Movements
"Launching the New Vision of Hope and Transformation in South Sudan" - The Declaration of Principles signed on 30th August 2019 in The Netherlands by the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA), the Real Sudan People's Liberation Movement (R-SPLM), and South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A).
20190822 NAS Press Release On Unprovoked Military Attacks in Loka West, Lainya and Lo'bonok
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of August 2019, forces allied to Salva Kiir reinforced with heavy machine guns and artillery launched a series of attacks against NAS positions in Loka West, Lainya and Lo'bonok. The heroic and revolutionary forces of NAS fought back in self-defense and defended their positions.
20190806 NAS Latest Press Release Imminent Military Offensive on NAS positions
Intelligence reports suggest Kiir's Matiang Angor are planning to attack NAS positions in the three (3) axis of Jebel Lado and Tereka on the western bank of the Nile; and Mangalla on the eastern bank. These planned operations are intended to divert of the people of South Sudan and the international community from Kiir and his entire government's failure to bring deliver basic services and bring about a just, inclusive and sustainable peace in the country.
20190803 NAS Latest Press Release On Remarks by Governor of Yei River State
In an effort to tarnish NAS's human rights record, the Governor of Yei River State Mr. Emmanuel Adil Anthony made claims accusing NAS soldiers of killing two Ugandan nationals in Longamere, South of Yei town. This press release refutes the claim.
20190801 Press Release on report that Government and NAS to begin peace talks soon
The National Salvation Front (NAS) notes with concern report made by Radio Tamazuj on 31st July 2019, attributed to H.G the Archbishop of Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) for Internal Province of Central Equatoria State, Paul Yugusuk that Government and NAS is to begin peace talks by next month.
20190723 NAS Latest Press Release On attack on NAS forces in Lobonok CES
July 27, 2019
Kiir's Militia, bodyguards of VP Wani Igga and some SPLM-IO elements attacked forces of NAS forces stationed at Lo'bonok, Karpeto in Central Equatoria State. In their defense, the heroic and revolution forces of NAS managed to repulse the attackers, forcing them to retreat in disarray.
20190709 NAS Independence Day Message on 8th Anniversary
July 9th 2019 - Address by the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of National Salvation Front/Army (NAS) to the People of South Sudan on the 8th Anniversary of South Sudan's lndependence.
20190423 Press Release on the looming military offensive by Kiir's militia
- Massive military build-up to attack NAS positions
- This build-up is the second of its kind after the first attempt was successfully resisted, crashed and neutralised by forces who only fought back in self-defense
- NAS reiterates its commitment to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) but reserves the right of self-defense and remains steadfast in its call for a just and sustainable peace through an inclusive negotiation that addresses the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan.
20190527 Press Release of Juba's violation of CoHA and the relocation and redeployment of forces around Lainya and Wonduruba
- Mathiang Anyoor, with its affiliates under Dr. Martin Elia, has been actively relocation and reploying forces around Lainya and Wounduruba areas
- These actions are utterly contrary to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) which binds us as signatories to that agreement
- On 26th May, these forces attacked, but the gallant NAS forces repulsed the attack and defeated the Mathiang Anyoor and their allied militia groups
20170803 Statemet on SPLM IO attack of forces under Lt. Gen. Kenyi Lo Buron
The National Salvation Front (NAS) is profoundly disturbed by the recent attack carried out by SPLM-IO on its forces under Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Lo Buron. The irresponsible and reckless attack by a segment of SPLM-IO forces was triggered by Lt. Gen. Lo Buron’s exercise of his inalienable right of choice to join NAS. In utter disregard of the core principle that “each human being is free to determine his or her political destiny or military affiliation”, the SPLM-IO leadership ordered the attack on Lt. Gen. Kenyi’s General Headquarters with the intention of eliminating him – where he successfully repulsed two attacks.
20170723 Press Release On the Government’s Strategy of Peace through War
The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to commend the Trioka (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union for their 20th July 2017 joint statement that expressed deep dissatisfaction and disapproval of actions and punitive measures being actively pursued by President Salva Kiir's regime leading to the proliferation of violence, displacement, food insecurity and more suffering of the people of South Sudan.
20170709 Independence Day Message, 9th July 2017
Independence Day Message, 9th July 2017
Eleven long years since that day in 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in Naivasha, and six cruel years since the dawn of independence broke in South Sudan on 9th July 2011, we should have been celebrating a day of great joy...