South Sudan

South Sudan Armed Groups Surrender

approved geneva;”>A press statement issued by UNMISS on April 29, quoted a release it says was issued on last Friday by the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) and the South Sudan Defense Forces (SSDF) denouncing rebellion against the people and government of South Sudan.

“As of 26 April 2013, we will start interacting with the SPLA without any confrontation to bring peace to [the] country”, the group is quoted to have stated in the joint release.

“UNMISS stands ready to support this peaceful development, including with the demobilization of children associated with these armed groups, and assist the Government of South Sudan to achieve sustainable peace in the country”, read the UNMISS press release to the media by the Communications & Public Information Office.

The statement adds that militias have been ordered to move to the areas controlled by the SPLA to achieve peace.


H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit on April 25, issued a Republican Order No.06/2013 pardoning six leaders and officers under their command of the armed groups including David Yau Yau that have taken up arms against the government.

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