South Sudan

Southern Sudanese hopes of attaining their own independent state have suffered two setbacks within a matter of days. In his report on Sudan, U.S. special envoy John Danforth dismisses the option of secession, enshrined in the Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Declaration of Principles. These seven brief proposals, agreed in 1994, have formed the basis of subsequent peace negotiations aimed at ending Sudan's decades-old civil war. Instead, Danforth argues that it is more '' more

Thousands of people displaced by insecurity prompted by a joint Ugandan-Sudanese military operation against the (Ugandan) rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Eastern Equatoria, southern Sudan, have arrived in the government stronghold of Juba, according to aid officials.

In the past two weeks, the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) has been active in southern Sudan. It says it is there to fight rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army, who have terrorised northern Uganda from their Sudan bases for over 10 years, and that it has permission for its "hot pursuit" policy from the Khartoum government.

The state government of Bahr al-Jabal, southern Sudan, on Monday declared flood-affected districts in and around Juba town to be "disaster zones", Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported on Tuesday. Local government officials said some 17,000 people had been made homeless after the Nile river burst its banks following heavy rain, dpa reported.

Salary : £ 22,617 GBP pa
Location : South Sudan - Lokichoggio based -, Sudan
Closing Date : 20 Jun 2001
Job posted on : 1 Jun 2001