Media Statements

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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.
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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
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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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...

 

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20170430 Joint Statement by Opposition Groups on the National Dialogue

A Joint Statement by Opposition Groups on the National Dialogue

....we reiterate that the prerequisite for a meaningful dialogue are:

  • An agreement on a political process to bring the war to an end through a roundtableconference to be convened in a neutral
  • A negotiated and enforceable permanent ceasefire and cantonment of all thebelligerent forces.
  • A genuinely committment to an immediate, full and unconditional deployment ofregional protection forces and the demilitarization of Juba and other major cities.
  • The repatriation of refugees and return of IDPs to their houses and communities toenable them participate in the political process,
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20170329 Statement on allegations of affiliations with other rebel groups

The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to take this opportunity to clarify and correct some false claims made in a statement attributed to Lt. Gen. John Jok who claims to be a Commander for the SPLM/IO in Equatoria Region.

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27032017 Statement on killing of humanitarian aid worker on Juba-Pibor road

We are deeply shocked and profoundly saddened by the news of the heinous killing of aid workers that took place on Saturday 25 March 2017 on Juba – Pibor Road, South Sudan. We convey our sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and the peoples of South Sudan and the Republic of Kenya.

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20170405 Statement on the killing of civilians in Pajok, South Sudan

On Monday the 04/04/2017, a group of heavily armed government militias raided Pajok town in South Sudan near the border with Uganda. For hours, they surrounded the town, blocked exit routes and started to indiscriminately murder innocent civilians, including the elderly, women and children.  This is our statement.