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UN Mission in South Sudan
The United Nations Security Council today reiterated that it is ready to impose sanctions against anyone who undermines the ongoing peace talks to stop the conflict which has uprooted some 1.5 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease.
South Sudan war crimes alleged (08.08.2014)
Human Rights Watch has released a new report called “South Sudan’s New War”. The 92 page report documents abuses since fighting broke out last December.
The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday. … On the sidelines of the US-Africa Summit, Kerry met with Kiir and the regional bloc brokering the talks, IGAD -- Ethiopia,...
SSNPS presence must be felt, says UNPOL Commissioner (31.07.2014)
The role of UN Police (UNPOL) in assisting their South Sudanese counterparts had changed “drastically” following conflict in the country, UNPOL Commissioner Fred Yiga said in Juba today. “Our role in transforming SSNPS came to a complete halt on 15 December,” said Mr. Yiga. “We are now grappling...
New peace talks between South Sudan's warring parties have been delayed by at least a day, as the two sides prepare for another round of negotiations. Hopes for a lasting peace are pinned to the process, which has repeatedly failed to end the seven-month conflict.
Ellen Margrethe Løj named new UNMISS head (23.07.2014)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson. Ms. LØj has a “wealth of experience in peacekeeping and international affairs,” according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, having served as his...
IGAD-led peace talks to resume next week (23.07.2014)
South Sudan's stalled peace talks are expected to get back under way next week, the regional bloc brokering the slow-moving negotiations, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), said Wednesday.