Machar Mathiang, 30, sits under a massive mango tree, head slightly tilted with his right hand resting on his temple. He listens attentively to tales about the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands innocent civilians were killed because of their ethnicity.
As she was receiving her award as the winner of the UNMISS essay writing competition in Lakes region, 16-year-old Khana Kockedhie Magel said that women can bring lasting peace in South Sudan - if they are given the chance to do so.
I am concluding a four-day visit in South Sudan during which I had the opportunity to meet with senior Government officials including His Excellency, the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, and a delegation of Cabinet Ministers led by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomoro.
Students at Abukloi Secondary School in Rumbek, in the Western Lakes region of South Sudan have formed Peace and Human Rights clubs, calling for peace and an end to violence perpetuated by ethnic divisions. Their friendship efforts at school have so far have paid off spectacularly well.
There is a need for “all South Sudanese stakeholders to engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the country’s current crisis, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, told reporters in the war-ravaged country’s capital,
During a six-day-long patrol, staff members of the UN Mission in South Sudan were told by communities in Yirol and Mingkaman in the Eastern Lakes area that they want to be able to listen to the news and other programmes aired by Radio Miraya, the peacekeeping mission’s radio station in the countr