South Sudan

South Sudan independence vote “wise decision”, says journalist

Voting for the independence of South Sudan remains a wise decision regardless of the turmoil that has followed, the head of a private media company in the country has said.

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‘Silent emergency’ in South Sudan as protracted conflict displaces millions of cattle – UN

As South Sudan’s livestock owners flee the country’s conflict, a “silent emergency” has emerged threatening the very fabric of society and further undermining social stability, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today as it announced a scale-up in its livestock interventions in the embattled nation.

Weapons seized from South Sudan displaced camps are destroyed

Military and police components with the UN in South Sudan (UNMISS) have destroyed weapons confiscated from d

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South Sudan conflict ‘devastating’ for country’s children – UN report

The conflict in South Sudan has seriously hampered the protection of children, increasing their vulnerability dramatically, says a new report published this week by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

South Sudan: UN boosts food assistance as ‘very critical’ Nile corridor reopens

A barge carrying a shipment of food destined for thousands of people in South Sudan has crossed over from neighbouring Sudan, reopening a long-closed river corridor along the Nile, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

Re-opening of Nile River corridor critical for delivery of food aid

The re-opening of the Nile River to aid convoys has made an enormous difference in efforts to deliver food to conflict-affected states in South Sudan.

That’s according to the World Food Programme or WFP.

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UN chief appoints Malian national as deputy envoy for South Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Moustapha Soumaré of Mali as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).

South Sudan: UN probe uncovers targeting of civilians, abductions, sexual violence

In a report issued today, the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were committed during an attack by opposition forces on Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, in October this year.

People of South Sudan living in ‘tinderbox’ after year of conflict, warns UN rights chief

Highlighting the “dreadful” situation of civilians in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that there are deeply worrying indications that fighting would intensify now that the dry season had begun, and urged all parties to practice restraint, engage in meaningful dialogue and work to restore calm.

One year later, ongoing South Sudan conflict 'jeopardizes future of entire nation' - UN chief

One year since conflict broke out in South Sudan and the country's warring factions have yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement, endangering the lives of millions of people and the future of the world's youngest nation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.