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UN Mission in South Sudan
Authorization date: 07/11

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Fresh intercommunal violence flares in Jonglei (20.05.2020)

A fresh wave of intercommunal fighting in South Sudan has killed and displaced "many people", a UN mission has said. Dozens of homes in Jonglei state were destroyed, warehouses belonging to aid groups were raided, and women and cattle were abducted.

Coronavirus cases confirmed inside UN civilian protection site (13.05.2020)

The South Sudanese Government has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 have been identified inside a Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the capital, Juba, although the world’s youngest nation has been relatively unscathed by the pandemic, with 74 cases recorded so far.

New fighting in South Sudan threatens ceasefire (07.05.2020)

South Sudan’s new violence this week could threaten a precarious peace agreement between the government and rebel groups that have yet to sign on a unity deal.

Weapons embargo on South Sudan lapses in May (05.05.2020)

The South Sudan arms embargo ends on May 31 but investigations on the ongoing disarmament, demobilisation and rehabilitation reveal that it has been violated by arms companies since it was imposed in July 2018.

Fighting raises tension between government, rebel force in South Sudan (29.04.2020)

New fighting in South Sudan's Central Equatoria state this week is putting a strain on the country's fragile peace agreements. A spokesman for the rebel National Salvation Front (NAS) said a joint force composed of soldiers from the army and the former rebel SPLM-IO attacked NAS positions in...

Military defections could hurt South Sudan peace accord (25.04.2020)

Political analysts in South Sudan are warning that the ongoing political and military defections by parties that constitute the Revitalised Unity Government could hurt the peace agreement implementation process.

Top South Sudan opposition members ditch Machar, jump to ruling party (20.04.2020)

More members of South Sudan’s main opposition party have defected to the ruling party led by President Salva Kiir, with one former member accusing First Vice President Riek Machar of running the opposition like a family dynasty.

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