Fifty-five community animal health workers have successfully completed a four-week training on livestock disease management. Indian peacekeepers based in Malakal provided the capacity building to the health workers with mostly four-legged clients.
Last week, Jacob Mayom Malueth and 32 other young men and women graduated after six months of coursework at the vocational training centre in Bor, run by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They were the tenth batch to do so since December 2015.
Owiny-Kibul, some 60 kilometres from Magwi, towards the Ugandan border, used to be a peaceful village. That was before the Nyachigak military academy and training centre were established in the vicinity, about five years ago.
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.