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Zimbabwean major honoured with UN military gender advocate award

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Zimbabwean military observer Major Winnet Zhahare was today (Thursday, 26 May) named the 2021 United Nations (UN) Military Gender Advocate of the Year –...

Peacekeeping in South Sudan: it’s a race against time for the...

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A notable consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the near-complete breakdown of what was already a deeply fraught relationship among the permanent...

Conflict related sexual violence on the rise in South Sudan

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A decrease in violence against civilians in South Sudan is offset by cases of conflict related sexual violence more than doubling, compared to the...

Kiir and Machar: insights into South Sudan’s strongmen

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Salva Kiir and Riek Machar loom large over South Sudan’s recent history. And they will keep holding the future of the young nation in...

Peace in South Sudan hinges on forging a unified military force:...

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Implementation of the 2018 peace agreement in South Sudan lags significantly behind its mandated schedule. One of the reasons for this slow progress is...

UN service medals for Ghanaians in South Sudan

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Ghanaian troops deployed in South Sudan since July last year were honoured with United Nations (UN) service medals for, among others, “proving their undisputed...

ISS: Kiir and Machar kiss and make up yet again

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar shook hands this week on yet another agreement to revive the chronically faltering peace...

Cracks in South Sudan’s fragile peace could further harm civilians

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Clashes in parts of the Unity and Upper Nile states of South Sudan over recent weeks have resulted in killings, displacement, attacks against aid,...

Inter-communal clashes see UNMISS increase patrols

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An increase in inter-communal clashes in South Sudan’s Warrap State and neighbouring Abyei Special Administrative Region has seen the United Nations (UN) mission up...

Rape used as conflict reward in South Sudan – UNHCR

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Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is fuelled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) in South...

UNMISS efforts see drop in South Sudan violence

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Evidence of the good work done by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes in a just released report showing a 42%...

Pakistani sappers contain South Sudan flood damage

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A hundred days and counting is how Pakistani peacekeepers with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) describe their current task which sees...

“Over-zealous” security undermining peace in South Sudan

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State security forces in South Sudan are responsible for new and potentially arbitrary restrictions against prominent civil society leaders, issuing “credible” death threats undermining...

UNMISS temporary bases put blue helmets where needed

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Preventing conflict starting or speedily mitigating its effects on civilians through temporary bases in hotspots is a key priority for the UN Mission in...

ISS: Rising community violence exposes South Sudan’s fragile peace deal

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Security arrangements under the 2018 peace agreement are already strained as efforts to unify the armed forces falter. A surge in community violence in adds...

ISS: Deadly cost of South Sudan’s delayed security reforms

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Violent clashes between armed factions in Riek Machar’s camp highlight the urgency of creating a unified defence force. South Sudan has failed to unify the...

Thai sappers in South Sudan go the extra mile

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Blue helmets from Thailand working with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) not only do their bit to repair and rehabilitate critical infrastructure...

Internet disrupted, streets quiet in South Sudan after call for protests

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Internet services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces patrolled the streets after activists called for protests against President Salva Kiir's...

Medals for Indian and Sri Lankan peacekeepers

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The service of almost 250 Indian and Sri Lankan “blue berets” serving with the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was noted at a...

South Sudan president dissolves parliament in line with peace deal

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of lawmakers from formerly warring parties...

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