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Inter-communal conflict a big killer in South Sudan

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The last quarter of 2023 saw a surge in inter-communal conflict in what the United Nations (UN) Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) terms “pockets”...

South Sudan undeclared ammo issue resolved amicably

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The arrival of 16 boxes of undeclared ammunition with a contingent rotating into South Sudan for a tour of duty with the United Nations...

UN service medals for Rwandan peacekeepers in South Sudan

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The Rwandan contingent (Rwanbatt-1) of UNMISS (United Nations Mission in South Sudan) was honoured with world body’s service medal 10 months after deployment. Peacekeeping duties...

UNMISS marks 75 years of peacekeeping in the world’s newest country

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South African Nicholas Haysom, head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), used Monday’s (29 May) International Day of the Peacekeeper to...

Make or break year for South Sudan

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South Sudan is at a critical crossroad with action needed to quell inter-communal clashes, ramp up assistant to ever more communities in need and...

No end to violence in South Sudan

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Violence against South Sudanese civilians increased sharply at the end of last year according to the United Nations (UN) mission in the world’s youngest...

2023 “a critical year” for South Sudan – top UN official

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There has to be forward movement on at least four fronts as South Sudan enters “a critical year” with a sense of urgency essential...

Worrying youth mobilisation in South Sudan

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The United Nations (UN) mission in South Sudan – UNMISS – is concerned about reports of armed Nuer youth mobilising in the greater Jonglei...

UNMISS medal parade

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Just reward for an away from home deployment in a dangerous and hostile environment came in the form of a United Nations (UN) medal...

Medals for Rwandan peacekeepers

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Two Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) units – the 1st Battalion called Rwanbatt-3 and Rwanda Aviation Unit serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan...

Medals for Liberian police officers in South Sudan

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Growing up in civil war-torn Liberia gave nine young women a different outlook on life and was integral to them becoming police officers a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Seasoned South African diplomat is new UNMISS boss

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South African Fink Haysom, a seasoned UN operator, is back in Africa as head of the world body’s mission in South Sudan. His appointment as...

Ghanaian peacekeepers South Sudan mercy mission

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Ghanaian peacekeepers at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were commended for giving lifesaving support to a man severely wounded in recent violent...

UN wants end to South Sudan inter-communal clashes, aid worker attacks

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Peacekeepers were despatched to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities , the UN Mission...

Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed

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A peacekeeper from Bangladesh was killed when unidentified gunmen ambushed a humanitarian convoy in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the...

Extra peacekeepers deployed to Unity State

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The UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity State to protect civilians targeted in clashes between government...

UNMISS mandate extended to March 2019

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The United Nations Security Council tis week renewed the mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year and demanded...

South Sudan suspends UN radio station

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South Sudan suspended the operations of Radio Miraya, owned by the UN mission in the country, for failing to comply with media...

UNMISS recalls police unit over alleged sexual abuse

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The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan recalled a Ghanaian police unit working at one protection camp while it investigates allegations of...

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – UN

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Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by government, hampering coverage of the...

UN moves to protect South Sudan civilians

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United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country's four-year civil war, after years...

UK troops arrive in South Sudan to provide engineering, medical aid

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Several dozen British troops have arrived in Juba, capital of South Sudan, to provide engineering and medical support to the United Nations...

Accountability for human rights abuses in South Sudan more important than...

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A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's "biggest challenges," the Human...

Japan withdrawal from UN South Sudan mission starts

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apan on Monday started withdrawing its troops from the UN mission in war battered South Sudan, according to an official, a move...

Japan to withdraw from South Sudan peacekeeping mission

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Japan's Self Defence Force will withdraw from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan when its troops there return home around...

New UNMISS head meets Kiir

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The new head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, met with President Salva Kiir in the country's capital...

ISS: Where to from here for the UN in South Sudan?

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has increasingly come under criticism for failing to achieve its core mandate – namely...

First batch of Kenyan troops withdraws from UN South Sudan mission

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The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after...

Russia says UN South Sudan mission in ruins after firing

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Russia on Thursday criticised UN chief Ban Ki-moon's decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the...

UN peacekeeping chief sets up tasks for after probe in UNMISS...

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After an independent inquiry found the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) failed to protect civilians as deadly violence broke out...

U.N. chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more...

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A pledge by South Sudan's government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already...

UK bolsters support to peacekeeping in South Sudan

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Up to one hundred extra UK Armed Forces personnel are to join UN peacekeeping work in South Sudan, adding to 300 announced...

South Sudan agrees to more U.N. troops in bid to avoid...

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The government of South Sudan agreed on Sunday to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers in a bid to avoid an arms embargo threatened...

ISS: Can the AU help South Sudan where the UN is...

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The world's youngest country is anything but peaceful. Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the...

U.N. extends South Sudan mission, U.S. reports renewed violence

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The United Nations Security Council extended a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Friday until Aug. 12 as the United States warned...

Seven killed by suicide bombers at Somali peacekeeping base

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Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in...

U.N. to send peacekeepers home over reaction to South Sudan violence

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United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Wednesday troops would be sent home from a U.N. mission in South Sudan due...

South Sudan: Special investigation into Malakal violence completed, UN says

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A United Nations independent high-level board of inquiry has completed a special in-depth investigation into how the UN responded in February to...

Fighting at U.N. compound in South Sudan kills five – U.N....

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Fighting between youths sheltering in a U.N. compound in South Sudan's Malakal killed five people and wounded 30 after violence erupted between...

Slaughter of civilians and gang rapes among shocking crimes committed by...

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Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive child soldier recruitment and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with...