Youth in Torit in the Eastern Equatoria region took to the streets last weekend to celebrate International Youth Day, voice their many concerns and express their desire to play a bigger role in the future of the country.
“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.
Journalists, civil society groups and national bodies responsible for scrutinizing public institutions have come together to discuss the challenges created by limited access to information in conflict-affected South Sudan.