Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.
“Sharing my skills of dressmaking with women in South Sudan is a rare opportunity for me which will make me very happy for all of my life,” says Mohir Hossad a Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper proactively redefining gender roles in Wau, a town in northwestern South Sudan.
Another 37 students have successfully graduated from Hanbit the South Korean vocational training centre in Bor, courtesy of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They are now keen to use their carpentry, welding, bakery, agricultural and other skills to make a living.
David Shearer and Emmanuel Kembe Live!’ was an unusual announcement for an unusual artistic collaboration this week, as the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan took to the country’s national television, strumming his guitar and singing along to Emmanuel Kembe’s ‘Lovers in Dangerous Times’
Life-saving medication litters the ground across the Relief International compound in Bunj.
At nearby humanitarian agencies, offices and tukuls have been burnt to the ground, the windows of dozens of vehicles have been smashed while others were torched.