Residents in the Upper Nile region will soon heave a collective sigh of relief. A major trade and service road connecting Malakal with Melut will receive much-needed repairs from the UN mission’s peacekeepers based in the area.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has organized a peace and reconciliation football tournament for the youth in Akobo East County. A total of 74 players from the ten clubs in town, representing various different communities, were mixed to make up four teams.
Mary Nyamayi Tut, the chairlady of the displaced women who have sought sanctuary at the UN protection site 3 in Juba, believes that if hatred and hate speech is pervasive among South Sudanese communities, conflict will not stop.
Imagine living in a landlocked country, yet susceptible to succumbing to a calamitous, ocean-longing-inducing disease called East Coast fever. Such is the ironic fate of many an African cow, not least in South Sudan’s Greater Jonglei region.
The Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor has something new to take pride in: A newly-established Peace Centre, thanks to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with support from the Republic of Korea.