CTSAMM Press Releases

  • CTSAMM reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.

    CTSAMM reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.   Juba, 12 April, 2018, Since the signing of the ACOH in December2017, CTSAMM has recorded multiple incidents of unauthorized military movements. Any unauthorized military movement is not only against the spirit and word of the ACOH, but it is also a provocative action which may lead to further violence.   According to the ACOH Parties are obliged to freeze their forces...
  • CTSAMM is deeply concerned regarding ongoing reports and allegations of hostilities in southern Central Equatoria and areas of Upper Nile.

    CTSAMM is deeply concerned regarding ongoing reports and allegations of hostilities in southern Central Equatoria and areas of Upper Nile.

    Juba, 29 March, 2018, The CTSAMM is deeply concerned regarding ongoing reports and allegations of hostilities in the southern area of Central Equatoria and areas of Upper Nile.   The CTSAMM would like to remind the Parties of their obligations to cease all hostilities and adhere to the provisions of the Agreement of the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH), including freezing of forces and military movements without prior authority of CTSAMM. All parties committed to implement the agreement “in full and in good faith”. The 61st Extra-Ordinary Session of IGAD Council of Ministers underscored its resolve to bring any violators...
  • CTSAMM extends its sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou.

    CTSAMM extends its sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou.

    Juba, 13 March, 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abduljellil and the CTSAMM Deputy Chairperson Major General Tariq Abdelkarim as well as all CTSAMM staff would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou. General Andrew Makur Thou has served as a CTSAMM Board Member under the title of Eminent Personality, following the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2015.   CTSAMM would like to recognize the massive contribution General Andrew Makur Thou has made to the peace efforts in South Sudan. As a CTSAMM Board Member he was...
  • Japan Contributes to CTSAMM

    Japan Contributes to CTSAMM

    Juba, 9 March 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abduljellil, paid a courtesy call to the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Seiji Okada, to receive funds of $500,000 USD provided to the mission with the aim supporting the peace process in South Sudan. The funds will enable the CTSAMM to carry out its mandate of monitoring the ceasefire in South Sudan. The project funding will enhance the efforts to conduct outreach with civil society and other stakeholders with specific focus on addressing gender issues. Funds will also be used to acquire vehicles and communication tools as...
  • CTSAMM DISPATCHES IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION TEAM TO NASSIR AS GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION MAKE CLAIMS OF CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS

    CTSAMM DISPATCHES IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION TEAM TO NASSIR AS GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION MAKE CLAIMS OF CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) is to send a monitoring and verification team to Nassir in the next 24hrs to conduct an initial investigation into violence that has taken place over the weekend. The investigation follows claims and counter-claims made by the SPLM-IO and the TGoNU at the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa on Monday morning, 12th February 2018. SPLM-IO first announced that at 0500hrs on 12 Feb, government troops allegedly attacked SPLM-IO positions in the Nassir area. Government representatives at the HLRF denied the attack and made counter claims that in...
  • CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment

    CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment

      PRESS RELEASE 8 February 2018 Forum organized by CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment A Gender Forum organized yesterday by CTSAMM highlights key provisions of the recently signed agreement related to addressing conflict–linked Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the recruitment and use of child soldiers in South Sudan. The half-day forum held at Crown Hotel in Juba under the theme “The Impact of the War on Civilians from a Gender Perspective” drew participants from UN Agencies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society groups and the media. It was pointed out on the occasion that …
  • CTSAMM launches an investigation in Jonglei

    CTSAMM launches an investigation in Jonglei

    On the 3rd of January 2018, the CTSAMM were informed by the SPLA of the movement of administrative convoys intending to travel through areas of northern Jonglei State. Subsequently on the 13th of January 2018, CTSAMM received allegations regarding ongoing hostilities in the area where the administrative convoy was said to be. Full Press Release Here....
  • CTSAMM PRESS RELEASE 5012018

    CTSAMM PRESS RELEASE 5012018

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) welcomes the signing of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access by the Parties attending the High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa on 21st December 2017. The CTSAMM stands ready to engage the Parties in light of expansion of the CTSAMM mandate as stipulated by the Agreement. The CTSAMM is also deeply concerned about the recent allegations of breaches to the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) Agreement in Unity State, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria, and has launched investigations in the affected areas. Full Press …
  • OPENING REMARKS CTSAMM MEETING 24102017

    OPENING REMARKS CTSAMM MEETING 24102017

    Opening Statement by Maj. Gen. Molla Hailemariam Chairman of CTSAMM at the 14th CTSAMM Meeting Royal Palace Hotel, Juba, October 2017 Download here...
  • OPENING REMARKS CTSAMM MEETING 23082017

    OPENING REMARKS CTSAMM MEETING 23082017

    Opening Statement by Maj. Gen. Molla Hailemariam Chairman of CTSAMM at the 13th CTSAMM Meeting Royal Palace Hotel, Juba, August 2017 Download here ...