Following the labeling of ex-SPLA Chief of General Staff by Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek as “a rebel”, the former was quick to rubbish him back saying the Presidential Spokesperson is “a nobody and unfit to pronounce my name let alone label me as a rebel.”
In what appears to be one of its first diplomatic moves as the world’s youngest independent nation, Catalonia has announced it will open one of its first embassies in South Sudan.
It has emerged that the United Nations Security Council this week has unanimously approved a resolution to create and rapidly deploy a 1,000-strong elite unit, of which Sudan has agreed to contribute 80%, whose sole purpose will be to protect the other regional forces sent there to protect civilians.
Former SPLA Chief of General Staff Gen. Paul Malong is preconditioning that a regional protection force – preferably from Kenya – be present in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, before he sets foot there.
A ‘rookie’ US Embassy official is said to have caused a diplomatic row – that has since been contained – between the host government of South Sudan and the USA after he ‘officially’ requested to know ‘the dimensions’ of Pres. Salva Kiir’s head.