Touching down in South Sudan, a high-powered delegation of 15 members of the United Nations Security Council described their flying visit as an opportunity to secure lasting peace in the conflict-affected country.
“Today is the right time. Immigration officers have to handle foreign traders from neighbouring countries with dignity and humanity,” advised Corporal Iwa Joseph Ben, a police officer at the Torit area police headquarters.
Words such as ‘boundaries’, ‘ceasefire’, ‘diversity’, ‘implementation’, ‘constitution’, and ‘democracy’ are some of the few that they struggled to spell out, yet the Aweil students seemed to be enjoying themselves in a spelling contest that also served as a learning forum.
More than 40 members of South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) have benefited from a two-day training organized by the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Kuajok, Gogrial.
Leaders in South Sudan's Tonj area have expressed an urgent need for a regional dialogue to help stem the spectre of recurrent conflict between the Thiet and Manyang communities, and the entire Tonj area in general.
A delegation comprising the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, and the Indian Ambassador to South Sudan paid a visit to Lasu, a town located in Otogo County in the Yei River area, to understand firsthand the challenges facing the local population so they can wor