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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...

South African heads up UNMISS

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Another notable position is now on South African lawyer Nicholas “Fink” Haysom’s international relations CV following his arrival in South Sudan at the weekend...

South Sudan peacekeepers rescue deminers

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Even those working at removing and disabling mines as well as other potentially lethal remnants of war are not safe from attacks, including ambushes...

Violence still raging in South Sudan despite peace deal: UN

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Violence is still raging in vast swathes of South Sudan a year after a peace deal was signed to end a civil war that...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...