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New York : Following the unveiling of a new unity cabinet in South Sudan on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General has commended the “spirit of compromise and collaboration” shown by President Salva Kiir and rival-turned-top deputy, Riek Machar, on what has been a rocky road towards forging lasting peace. more
UN chief welcomes South Sudan’s Unity government, lauds parties for ‘significant achievement’

New York : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Saturday the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in South Sudan.

South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in ‘race against time’

New York: The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future.

UN chief welcomes decision to delay formation of South Sudan unity government

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision to push back the deadline for the formation of a unity Government in South Sudan.

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal

New York: In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of o ...

South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told

New York: Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become &ld ...

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but ‘grassroots’ are moving faster than elites, says Shearer

New York, June 26 (JEN): The peace dividend from last year’s ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the gr ...

South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency

New York, June 15 (IBNS): Record numbers in South Sudan – some seven million people – face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Pro ...

‘Chance for peace’ in South Sudan finally within reach, declares UN Peacekeeping chief

New York, Dec 19: The security situation in South Sudan has significantly improved since the recently signed peace deal between the opposing parties in the country’s civil war, Jean ...

As South Sudan celebrates, UN envoy cites trust as future ‘key ingredient’

New York, Thousands of elated citizens gathered in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Wednesday to celebrate an agreement signed in September between the President and his former depu ...