South Sudan government has in an unexpected move rejected deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in its territories. Juba in an earlier time accepted the renewal of the UNMISS mandate by the UN Security council authorizing the mission until 30 June 2017.
South Sudan Presidential Advisor for the Security Affairs. Tot Jatlwak told “Sudan Tribune” that south Sudan is no longer experiencing critical security situation as it was claimed. “Juba is enjoying good security situation and the people have celebrated the New Year and Christmases peacefully” he noted. Jatlwak further pointed the strongholds of the Sudan People Army have been determined and they were given instructions to perform their duties.
Of his part, Juba Minister of Defense. Kol Manyang watered down allegations of ongoing fighting in juba noting “we recognize the problems within our country, and we have a duty to confront them”.