Jonglei Canal project: a threat to National Security and a betrayal of the people of South Sudan
The National Salvation Front (NAS) has strongly come out to criticise the resumption of the unpopular Jonglei Canal project, which risks draining the Sudd wetlands, as a serious National Security threat and a betrayal of the people of South Sudan.
Following intelligence reports of mass desertions of SSPDF forces and their allied militia from training camps and duty stations across the country, the leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) has issued directives to all its forces in the liberated areas to allow "unhindered humanitarian corridor" and "the safe passage" for deserters fleeing Kiir's failed regime to "reunite with their deprived families in all parts of South Sudan and the refugee camps" in the neighbouring countries.
NAS Vision for an Inclusive Modern South Sudan - The Political Ideology of the National Salvation Front (NAS)
According to the words of the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief, General Thomas Cirillo Swaka in the foreword “...the document is an outcome of strategic analysis of the historical and current political, socio-economic and security situation in South Sudan, the root causes of the protracted ongoing conflict and civil unrest. It offers a roadmap towards building sustainable peace in South Sudan”.
NO PROSPECTS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN SOUTH SUDAN
[Amnesty International] After six years of conflict characterized by crimes under international law committed by both sides, justice remains elusive for victims of the conflict in South Sudan.
Based on 47 interviews with people working in or with the justice sector and the review of 134 documents, this report documents the failure of the South Sudanese government to investigate and prosecute suspects of such crimes since the start of the conflict.
[The Sentry] The Taking of South Sudan: The Tycoons, Brokers, and Multinational Corporations Complicit in Hijacking the World’s Newest State