(Text produced by the UN News Centre, New York)
Armed forces of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance and the South Sudan People’s Defense Force staying at the Pantit cantonment site near Aweil have agreed with the surrounding civilian communities to live in peace with each other.
Civil society advocates are calling for parties to put aside their dispute over future states and form a transitional government so that peace can be secured in the best interests of the people of South Sudan.
Good news sometimes comes with problems attached. Just consider Mundri in Western Equatoria: previously hit hard by conflict, relative peace in the area has tempted many displaced people to return to the area – with acute water shortage being one of the unwanted side effects.
Zoyia Amou Matur’s love for volleyball began when she was just nine years old.
“Volleyball is discipline, love, unity and, above all, it is peace,” she says.
Zoyia was inspired by her father, a former footballer, who encouraged her passion for sport.
Wang Deng is proud of, and passionate about, his country.
In 2002, the former soldier in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army was injured during a fierce battle on the frontlines of the war for independence in the city of Malakal in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan.
Regular patrols by peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are helping restore calm to Tonj in the Warrap region which has suffered a recent spike in intercommunal violence related to cattle migration.