“I would like to ask you all a question.”
At the beginning of every year, the nomadic people of Reziaghat in Sudan make the long journey south with their herds of cattle seeking water and places to graze in the areas around Aweil in South Sudan.
“What a man can do a woman can do!”
Those are the inspirational words from Margaret Idwa, the Torit Minister of Information, speaking at a capacity building workshop for women leaders in the Eastern Equatorian town.
Koang Tap Gatkuoth has waited for years to see justice for his brother. But now, that justice has been delivered, thanks to a new mobile court in Bentiu, supported by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Young and old alike, they walk aimlessly across the ashen field, as if in search of something, yet nothing.
The shock is yet to wane: that picturesque view of a valley dotted with little brown huts and straw-woven granaries, buzzing with life… all that, now charred debris.
Korenye Ibone, a mother in South Sudan's Boma area, has an earnest plea.
“As a woman, I am not able to have children again and so do not break the peace that will lead to the killing of our children again,” she says.
The governors of Jonglei and Boma have called on the national government to start the process of disarmament as a definite means of ensuring safety and security of the people, while sustaining the recently signed revitalized peace agreement.
Sixty-eight children who were associated with armed groups were released today in Yambio, South Sudan, following an assessment and verification conducted by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Uni