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UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons
Juba, 30 September 2014 - The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition website nyamile.com, accusing the UNMISS peacekeepers of installing barbed wire fencing around SPLA garrisons in various locations in South Sudan to prevent SPLA troops from abandoning their positions in the event of future attacks.
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Initial probe indicates UNMISS helicopter was shot down
Juba, 9 September 2014 - For the past two weeks, UNMISS has been conducting preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash of a United Nations Mi-8 helicopter Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity State, on 26 August, which killed three Russian crewmen and injured a fourth. In addition to the Mission’s own probe, which began in the immediate aftermath of the crash, a technical investigation has also commenced with the participation of United Nations, South Sudanese and Russian experts.
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UNMISS pays tribute to deceased Russian helicopter crewmen

Juba, 29 August 2014 - Friends and colleagues of the three Russian crew members who died in last Tuesday’s crash of an UNMISS-contracted Mi-8 helicopter attended a memorial ceremony at the Mission’s Tomping compound this morning to pay tribute to the deceased.

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Three crew dead, one injured in UNMISS helicopter crash in Unity State
Juba, 26 August 2014 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirms that three crew members of a UN-contracted MI-8 helicopter have died in this afternoon’s crash near Bentiu in Unity State.
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UNMISS launches search and rescue mission following helicopter crash in Unity state
Juba, 26 August 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan confirms that one of its MI-8 helicopters has crashed about 10 km south of Bentiu in Unity State. The Mission lost contact with the helicopter, which was on a routine cargo flight from Wau to Bentiu, at 14.28 hours today. 
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UNMISS condemns the detention of IGAD ceasefire monitors in Unity State
Juba, 25 August 2014 – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns the detention of a team of six Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ceasefire monitors and three aircrew in Buoth (35 km South West of Bentiu in Unity State) on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by forces allied to Sudan People's Liberation Army In Opposition. A Sudan People's Liberation Army liaison officer, who was part of the team, died during the detention period reportedly due to natural causes.
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UNMISS condemns live fire exercise in the vicinity of Bentiu camp, Unity State
Juba, 19 August 2014 - At approximately 9:45 am on Monday the 18th August, sustained gunfire, lasting for 30 minutes, was heard around the UNMISS compound in Bentiu, Unity State. The source of the firing was nearby Rubkona Airstrip, where SPLA soldiers are stationed.
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UNMISS condemns clashes in Bentiu, Unity State South Sudan
Juba, 15 August 2014 - This morning between 6:30am and 9:00am, heavy, sustained small arms and artillery fire was heard to the South East of the UNMISS Base in Bentiu. One artillery shell exploded next to the UNMISS base, however nobody was injured by the blast.
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UNMISS deplores killings of more humanitarian aid workers in Maban County
Juba, 5 August 2014 - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing by the so-called Mabanese Defence Forces of at least five South Sudanese employees of humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) earlier today in and around Bunj, Maban County, in Upper Nile State. Two of the victims were murdered in Bunj Town, a third aid worker is reported as missing but presumed dead.  Another three died in an ambush as they were attempting to return to the town. The militia group is reportedly targeting civilians of Nuer origin after they clashed with defecting Nuer soldiers and suffered casualties. 
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UNMISS condemns killing of humanitarian worker in Bunj, Upper Nile State
Juba, 4 August 2014 – UNMISS is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Bunj, Maban County, Upper Nile State, where, since yesterday, there have been clashes between a community-based self defence militia calling itself the Mabanese Defence Forces and deserting SPLA soldiers. Since last night, elements of this militia have been moving around the town, approaching offices of humanitarian organizations and asking if they have any Nuer employees. 
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 24 Nov 2012

Juba, 25 November 2012 – 25 November marks the International Day to End Violence Against Women. To commemorate the occasion, South Sudan will embark on 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence under a national theme, “Promote Peace at Home, Stop Gender Based Violence and Child Marriage”.

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Celebration of UN Day in South Sudan, Juba, 24 October 2012

Juba, 24 October 2012 - Thousands of UN staff took part today in a series of nationwide ceremonies and events with South Sudanese partners to celebrate UN Day. The day marks the commitment and the dedication of the UN family to support peace and development in South Sudan. 

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United Nations calls to end child marriage in South Sudan, Juba, 12, October 2012
Juba, 11 October 2012 – On the International Day of the Girl Child 2012, commemorated for the first time, the UN calls on families, communities and governments at all levels to end child marriage in South Sudan. The day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
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Juba, 25 June 2012 - Lou Nuer translation of "Report Issued on Inter-Communal Violence in Jonglei"
Lẩẩr k.. Kui Kớớr te kam dớớri Jonglei kẩ Jinub Sudan

Ji United Nation tin tekẩ Jinub Sudan (UNMISS) en wale ca Lẩẩr Thớp ke taa in ciken e diel guec ke kui kớớr kam dớớri Jonglei, min ci ney ti kur nak ke ru..n 2011 kene 2012.

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Juba, 25 June 2012 - Murle translation of "Report Issued on Inter-Communal Violence in Jonglei"
Kaviyaak ci akaathi Oroon o ool Wabaak Looce o kaazi Jongolei

Obortha Waanico Alaata wagaam yunamis Looce o ool o koolik Sudana Ngina keengthi ci Oroon ci oroone ool wabaak looce o kaazi Jongolei baal adangni ool ceen kaboth ki kaboth irkithe baal ako e kibeen buk irkithe ci ngaan awo nooko. 

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Report Issued on Inter-Communal Violence in Jonglei

Juba, 25 June 2012 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today released a report on the findings of its in-depth investigation into the inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, that claimed the lives of hundreds in 2011 and early 2012.

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Juba, 25 June 2012 - Dinka translation of "Report Issued on Inter-Communal Violence in Jonglei"
‘Report' De Tong-Tong ne kem ke Thook Piny de Jonglei

Akut de UNMISS ne ye koole aci ‘report’ loony biyic de ka cike yok ne thiece cene tong-tong ye roth looi ne kem ke koc to piny de Jonglei thiec yiic, men ci wei ke buoot juec ke koc nyaai ne ruon de 2011 ku 2012.

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UNMISS SRSG Calls on Jonglei Communities to Start a New Chapter of Peace

Juba, 07 April 2012 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson, on Saturday 5 May, participated in the closing ceremony of The Jonglei All Community Peace Conference in Bor, Jonglei State, where representatives of the six main communities of the state (Dinka, Kachipo, Jie, Nuer, Anyuak and Murle) signed important resolutions to put an end to the cycle of violence and to implement durable peace in Jonglei.

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UNMISS Peackeepers Honoured in South Sudan

Juba, 22 March 2012: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today commended the work of its peacekeepers deployed in the country during its first medal parade since the establishment of the mission on 9 July 2011.

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UNMISS Hands over Computer Centre and Library in Torit

Torit, 28 February 2012: In an effort to enhance computer literacy and encourage reading amongst students in the Eastern Equatorial State (EES) of South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) yesterday commissioned and handed over a Computer Centre and Library to the Torit Secondary Day School.

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UNMISS SRSG Congratulates Local Communities as Civilian Disarmament Continues in Lakes State

Juba, 14 October 2011 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson today began a one day visit to Lakes State.

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Right Message at the Right Time

Juba, 28 Sept 2011 - President Salva Kiir’s historic first address to the General Assembly on behalf of the Republic of South Sudan was warmly welcomed by world leaders.

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UNMISS Welcomes Government Action on South Sudan Police

Juba, 20 Sept 2011 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today welcomed the Government’s statement that it had taken action against members of the South Sudan Police Service, who were responsible for an assault on one of UNMISS staff members on 20 August.

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UNMISS Deploys Peacekeepers & Civilian Experts to Support Government Peace Efforts in Jonglei State

Juba, 26 Aug 2011 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today announced that it had begun deploying peacekeepers and teams of civilian experts to vulnerable areas of Jonglei State.

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UNMISS Calls for Reconciliation Efforts in Jonglei State

Juba, 22 Aug 2011The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson expressed deep concern about the violent attacks in recent days andurged for restraint among the Murle and Lou Nuer communities in Jonglei State.

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SRSG Pledges UNMISS Support During Visit to Eastern Equatoria State
Juba, 19 Aug 2011 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson began a one day visit to Eastern Equatoria state today to pledge support of the new UN mission, UNMISS, for the population and state authorities.
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