Sunday, July 05, 2015

What Is Happening In Juba?

The situation is not clear about the political and security situations in Juba, the capital of South Sudan after news reports on a coup attempt to overthrow the Southern President Salva Kiir. Probably, the strongest evidence that these news reports are true is the return of Kiir from China without giving any final statement on his visit to China The situation is not clear about the political and security situations in Juba, the capital of South Sudan after news reports on a coup attempt to overthrow the Southern President Salva Kiir. Probably, the strongest evidence that these news reports are true is the return of Kiir from China without giving any final statement on his visit to China.

While President Kiir tried to deny the military coup attempt during a speech at Juba stadium, his phrase that he was hesitated to travel to China but the military commanders advised him to go has revealed the repercussion of the crisis and its future impacts.

Was he feeling that something is being plotted against him or he was hesitated because he expected that his talks with the Chinese leaders would fail.
Kiir said that the military commanders advised him to go. The strangest thing in this regard is the fact that the military command does not normally gives advices in such matters and in the presence of a civilian government.

The agendas of the talks included the economic cooperation in field of oil and the Chinese mediation to solve the Sudanese-South Sudanese conflict.

Thus, the advice was either an indication that there was a plan to overthrow Kiir and that his visit to China would pave the way for the completion of the plot or it was a sign that the military commanders wanted their leader to leave to China to find a solution to the crisis with Khartoum to avoid any military confrontation with the Sudanese armed forces.

Apart from that it is obvious that the situation in Juba is not stable as both the armed forces commanders and the political leaders both in opposition and government do not want Kiir especially after the military defeat of the SPLM army in Heglig and the political loss in the talks on the pending issues.

Generally, Juba is witnessing clear indications of change that is likely to happen very soon to create a new reality.

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