While the jury is still out on the endurance of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the days of explosive hazards posing a threat to the people of South Sudan are literally numbered: by July 2026 they shall all be gone.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in
Senior officials of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition’s Infantry Division 7 in Jonglei State have reiterated their commitment to stop violating the rights of children in their area of responsibility.
Internally displaced persons, residents of neighbouring communities, police and military representing both South Sudan and the UN peacekeeping mission: all were there, at the Yei Road checkpoint on the outskirts of Juba. Why?
“We were on an air patrol to meet with local communities in Mir Mir, a village in the Unity region, following reports of conflict in the area,” recalls Lieutenant-Colonel R.K. Sagoe, Commanding Officer of a battalion of UNMISS peacekeeper from Ghana.