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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 […]

South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese Fighter For Women’s Voices Honored By U.S. Peace Group

South Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was just a child when shells started falling in her hometown of Juba, forcing her and her family to flee the fighting in the 1990s. Her experience with years of civil war and displacement and her campaign for women’s participation in peace negotiations earned her the inaugural Women Building Peace […]

Sudan To Ban FGM, Strengthen Women’s Rights

Sudan To Ban FGM, Strengthen Women’s Rights

Sudan will permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women’s rights, including banning female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said late on Saturday, in a reversal of almost four decades of hardline Islamist policies. About 3% of Sudan’s population is non-Muslim, according to the United Nations. Alcoholic drinks have been banned since former President […]

Kiir Appoints New Army Chief Of Staff In Unity Bid

Kiir Appoints New Army Chief Of Staff In Unity Bid

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak. The decision, seen within the prism of the recent government of national unity formed in February, means […]

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Root Causes Of South Sudan’s Conflict Untouched

Since civil war broke out in December 2013 in the young state of South Sudan, the country has made 12 peace agreements. None of which have brought sustainable peace. The parties continue to battle over control of resources, mostly oil. As a result of this continuing conflict, about 7.5 million people need humanitarian aid. Three United Nations agencies have warned an […]