BENTIU – Deafening explosions resounded around Rubkona town last night as a fire at the Division Four headquarters of the South Sudan People's Defense Force (SSPDF) ammunitions depot caused dangerous ordnance to rip into homes and barracks.
JUBA – This morning, the sound of gunshots ripped through the usual stillness of dawn adjacent to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s base in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state.
**Update for Editors** As of 6 p.m. local time, the death toll stands at a total of 13 people, three of whom were brought in for emergency treatment to the UNMISS hospital in Malakal, while 10 others passed away in different facilities.
WESTERN BAHR EL GHAZAL - Floods, deforestation, plastic pollution, and poor agricultural yields were good enough reasons for authorities in Wau to join peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to mark World Environment Day.
EASTERN EQUATORIA - As South Sudan looks forward to holding its first ever free, fair and credible elections in December 2024, encouraging voluntary returns by those internally displaced due to conflict and civil war is critical.
WARRAP - "As police, we are supposed to serve and protect communities. To do that we must be at par with international policing standards,” says Angelo Akot, an investigator for the South Sudan National Police Service.