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Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya Offers to Support Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

Kenya has offered to help Sudan’s reforms for government institutions as the country emerges from years of conflict and isolation. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo says Nairobi is willing to support Khartoum’s “broad-based reform” needed to move the country from the transition stage to a democracy. Ms Omamo was in Khartoum on […]

UN Reunites 58 Abducted Women, Children With Their Families

UN Reunites 58 Abducted Women, Children With Their Families

 The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during Easter reunited 58 abducted women and children with their families. The women and children were kidnapped during last year’s vicious inter-communal fighting in Jonglei State. UNMISS says the exchange of abducted women and children followed a community-led goodwill agreement between the Lou Nuer, Murle and Dinka […]

Fifth Vice President Tests Positive for Covid-19

Fifth Vice President Tests Positive for Covid-19

South Sudan’s Fifth Vice President has contracted the novel coronavirus, her press office has confirmed. In a Facebook post seen by The EastAfrican on Friday, Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, who is also in charge of the Gender and Youth cluster in the unity government, said she decided to get tested after exhibiting symptoms. […]

UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

South Sudan should heed last week’s call from the UN Security Council to establish a hybrid court with the African Union, support the protection of civilians, and cease interfering with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) monitoring of human rights abuses. That message came last week in a resolution that renewed the mandate […]

Women Peacekeepers a ‘Powerful Image for Girls in Remote Villages’

Women Peacekeepers a ‘Powerful Image for Girls in Remote Villages’

“This is my first posting with the UN Police Force, known as UNPOL. I arrived in South Sudan in December 2019 to work in the UN peacekeeping mission, UNMISS. I am part of the assessment team office, collecting and analyzing information on any serious incidents that take place in the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in […]

A Road Paved With Thorns – Access To Justice For Women In Conflict Areas In Darfur

A Road Paved With Thorns – Access To Justice For Women In Conflict Areas In Darfur

International organizations have consistently reported grave human rights violations committed since the outbreak of conflict in Darfur inT 2003. Five years on, according to the UN, at least 300,000 people had been killed and 2.5 million had been displaced. Since then, the people of Darfur have continued to suffer extrajudicial executions, unlawful killings of civilians, […]

South Sudan Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cash

South Sudan Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cash

South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Services in Juba has apprehended two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, David John Kumuri, National Security director of Public Relations, said the suspects were arrested in separate operations. “The two suspects were respectively apprehended in possession […]

How South Sudanese Women Ended the Country’s Civil War

How South Sudanese Women Ended the Country’s Civil War

On the night of May 17, 1983, Dr John Garang, (now deceased), who led Sudan People’s Liberation Army during the 1983-2005 Second Sudanese Civil War told his wife Ms Rebecca Garang that he had been asked to lead the troops. And so, she should remain with their children as he took leadership of the insurgency. […]

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

Coronavirus pandemic set to reverse fragile gains on gender equality in Africa South Sudan, Chad and Eritrea are the worst African countries to be a girl, a first-of-its-kind index found on Friday, with researchers warning that the pandemic could set back efforts to keep girls in school, out of work and safe from violence. The […]

Sudan, South Sudan Sign Military Co-Operation Deal

Sudan, South Sudan Sign Military Co-Operation Deal

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Thursday signed a joint military co-operation agreement aimed at providing armed training, peace and development between the two countries. Last week, South Sudan’s unity government delegation headed by the Minister for Defence and Veterans Affairs Angelina Teny, Interior Minister Paul Mayom Akech and Beatrice Khamisa Wani, Foreign […]

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