South Sudan Armed Forces
The Armed Forces of the Republic of South Sudan is constituted at Part 10, Chapter 1 of the South Sudanese constitution.
The South Sudan Armed Forces primarily consists of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). The SPLA is also called Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). The SPLA is the military / armed wing of the SPLM and is in the process of becoming a regular army. SPLM is in the process of becoming a political party.
SPLA Spokesperson: Philip Aguer
- January 13, 2014: Ferry accident on While Nile River claims over 200
- March 28, 2013: 163 killed in battle against insurgents at South Sudan border
- February 8, 2013: Juba sceptic about Sudan POW release
- December 27, 2012: Sudan and South Sudan blames each other of border violence
- December 22, 2012: SPLA shoots UN helicopter; Russia asks South Sudan for action
- September 11, 2012: Consultative meetings to find challenges facing South Sudan Army
- September 10, 2012: Army to keep vigilant eye on Abeyi
- June 22, 2012: Eastern Equatoria contributes 233,568 SSP for SPLA
- May 15, 2012: Chief of General Staff of South Sudan's military, General James Hoth Mai, said that within "few months" time, the Government will be providing anti-aircraft missiles to country’s army. This will help the army to counter air raids by the Sudan Armed Forces.
December 24, 2011
Members of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) attacks worshipers who were celebrating Christmas Eve in Pigi county. SPLA spokesperson Philip Aguer called the killings unfortunate and said that a thorough investigation would be carried out. Four civilians and one soldier were killed in the attack, while 15 others were injured.