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UN Mission in South Sudan

FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky.
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UN condemns gang-rape of 125 women, girls in South Sudan

The UN has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on 125 women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north of the war-ravaged South Sudan.

UN warns South Sudan on lingering violence

Irked by the incessant violation of peace agreements by warring lords, the United Nations (UN) has warned gladiators in South Sudan to down their arms.
Nicholas Haysom

UN envoy tasks South Sudan warlords on peace

Warring parties in South Sudan must demonstrate their willingness to a peaceful end to their conflict by “making their guns fall silent, immediately and everywhere”,

At least six killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least six people have died after a plane crashed into a river in South Sudan.
Pramila Patten

UN recounts ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, Ms Pramila Patten, has recounted what she termed “horrific testimonies” by rape survivors in war-torn South Sudan.

UN repatriates 46 Ghanaian peacekeepers accused of sexual harassment in South Sudan

The UN mission said investigations conducted by the Office of Internal Oversight Services, an independent office within the UN established that some members of the FPU were in fact involved in transactional sex with women under their protection.

South Sudan orders shutdown of UN radio

South Sudan’s media regulator on Friday suspended the operations of the UN-aided Radio, Miraya FM.

South Sudan: UN condemns violations of freedom of expression

A UN report has revealed that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan.

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides.

UN calls on South Sudan to stop impeding its peacekeepers

The UN Security Council on Thursday called on the government of South Sudan to "cease obstructions" to its peacekeeping mission's operations and urged all sides to stop the fighting.

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