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Female troops are key to the peacekeeping efforts of Ghana's contingent in Unity State. They, and their male colleagues, were recently awarded medals for their great performance. Photos: Roseline Nzelle Nkwelle/UNMISS

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Prized assets and companions, and their owners, gathered en masse when UNMISS peacekeepers from India offered free veterinarian services to communities in and around Renk.

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The top UN envoy in South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, held a press conference in the country’s capital, Juba, today. UNMISS support to upcoming elections and the ongoing push to build a durable peace, as well as the UN Peacekeeping mission’s efforts to protect conflict-affected civilians were discussed. Photo by Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

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Recent conflict between farmers and herders in Magwi, Eastern Equatoria, has led to loss of lives, property and widespread displacement. An UNMISS patrol team visited numerous areas in Magwi county to evaluate the security situation and speak with affected communities. Photo by Moses Yakudu/UNMISS

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UNMISS, in partnership with civil society entity Community for Progress Organization (CEPO) and the state Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement, held an interactive county-level forum in Western Bahr El Ghazal designed to empower traditional leaders from three counties to resolve disputes, mitigate conflict and build peace from the grassroots. Photo by Jimmy Ludanga/UNMISS.

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When community leaders from five counties agree to leave their differences behind and build peace together, it is cause to rejoice. That's exactly what happened at a joint forum by UNMISS and the state government in Malakal, Upper Nile. Photo by Luka Athiel/UNMISS.