Report says Ethiopia sold armaments to South Sudan

ESAT News (December 1, 2016)eth-sold-armaments-to-s-sudan

The Ethiopian regime has reportedly sold armaments to South Sudan in what reports allege was in preparation to launch a deadly assault on South Sudan armed opposition groups.

Nyamilepedia revealed that it received a confidential document  dated November 25, 2016 and signed by deputy attaché in South Sudan Embassy in Addis Ababa.

The reported said South Sudan embassy deputy attaché in Ethiopia Lt. Col. Solomon Tor Kang has sent a quotation of 55,000 US dollars to South Sudan army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the light of dispatching the military packages.

Ethiopia’s Defence Ministry supplied South Sudan embassy in Ethiopia with fifty five thousand US dollars quotation as charges for transport fees from Dukem/Daluta to Debrezeit Air Force Base, the amount is inclusive of air base handling, loading and offloading fees, says the document.

Nyamilepedia was unable to reach South Sudan government for comment on these new procurement.

This military hardware awaiting passage to Juba include 20,000 pieces of Rocket 107 MM, 7,964 quantities of 60 MM Mortar, 20,000 pieces of RGD-5 Hand Grenade and among other classifications of different kinds of military hardware.

Adama Dieng, UN special advisor on prevention of Genocide visited South Sudan during the second week of November and recommended to UN Security Council a push for arm embargo on South Sudan, according to the report.

Experts say chances for South Sudan arm embargo are very slim as Russia and China, which have veto powers, are expected to block it.