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New York : Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday, in response to a recent escalation in fighting in the east and central parts of the country. more
Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key

New York : Positive developments in South Sudan have “moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace”, the top UN official there told Security Council members o ...

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers

New York: Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said ...

UN Mission, community leaders, condemn South Sudan violence which left two dead at camp

New York: Community leaders issued an apology on Monday after rioting on 21 November by “drunken youth” within a UN Protection of Civilians site run by UNMISS in South Sudan, ...

Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan, many ‘suffering from trauma’

New York: Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Dem ...

South Sudan: UN condemns ‘brutal’ sexual assaults on roads to Bentiu

New York: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north ...

South Sudan: amid security challenges, aid workers delivering ‘against the odds’

New York,  Mayen is South Sudanese. He was forced to flee his home when the conflict started in 2013. Five years later, his voice is resonating in one of the conference rooms of Unit ...

South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper on Saturday, will face court martial: UN mission chief

New York,  The South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper on Saturday is facing a court martial, said David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), ...

Human Rights Council hears plea to protect victims of ‘brutal’ sexual violence in South Sudan

New York,The plight of South Sudan’s women and girls “should no longer be ignored”, UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, citing the disturbing te ...

South Sudan: UN peacekeeping review urges emphasis on supporting political process

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): A latest review of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan has found that reaching a political solution to the ongoing conflict is the most effect ...