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South Sudan’s security gaps can only be filled by regional force says UN | African Independent

Haysom said on Tuesday that he supported the deployment of forces from regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in South Sudan within the UN peacekeeping force (UNMISS) there.

AFRICANINDY.COM - 2018-09-20 10:06:00

Lori Systems Expands into Uganda, Rwanda & South Sudan; Partners Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway - TechMoran

Lori Systems, a tech-enabled trucking logistics platform has launched into Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan after winning multiple bids associated with the newly built $4B railroad system in East Africa, with the joint goal of driving down the costs of goods in the region and unlocking the region’s gr

TECHMORAN.COM - 2018-09-20 09:45:25

South Sudan Troops Raped_ Killed Civilians As Government Pursued Peace Deal_ Report Says

With “staggering brutality,” South Sudan government soldiers and allied militiatargeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International repo

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed

Just days after the signing of South Sudan's revitalized peace agreement, reports of fighting have surfaced in several parts of South Sudan, according to Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the United Nations' undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-09-19 18:15:00

Rights group accuses South Sudan of 'war crimes'

Witnesses described how soldiers and fighters targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armoured vehicles, and hanging them from trees,Amnesty Internationalsaid in areporton Wednesday.

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2018-09-19 17:18:00

Somalia Says Ready to Send Troops to S. Sudan for Security

The statement came days after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc, proposed that Somalia and several other nations be allowed to contribute to a South Sudan joint peace force.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-09-19 17:00:00

South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper on Saturday, will face court martial: UN mission chief

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr. Shearer said that the peacekeeper, a Nepalese national, had been travelling with a convoy to collect water when the shooting occurred. The peacekeeper, he added, is recovering at a hospital in Juba. The authorities have assured UNMISS that the shooting was an “isolated inc

UN NEWS CENTRE - 2018-09-19 15:32:47

Minister from South Sudan speaks Monday

Founded in 2011, South Sudan is the world’s youngest country, but a civil war between its two largest tribal groups has forced many of its young citizens to become soldiers. Put draws on extensive training in mediation, reconciliation, trauma and healing to teach communities about the importance of

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-09-20 07:00:00

UN urges South Sudan government to create a hybrid court for war crimes

Earlier in September the South Sudan government signed theRevitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan[text, PDF] recognizing the need for reform. In support of South Sudan’s agreement to bring about peace, the Commission urges the government “to use the opp

JURIST.ORG - 2018-09-19 14:05:03

Meet the women smashing the patriarchy and sustaining peace in Sudan

In many Sudanese communities, men dominate negotiations and peace talks. As coordinator of the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan, it is Rasha El Fangry’s job to convince local – and male – community leaders that women have a crucial role to play in building sustainable peace.

ONE - 2018-09-19 14:01:33

Amnesty International: South Sudan army burned civilians alive - East Africa Monitor

According to the report, civilians were burned alive, hanged using trees and run over with armoured vehicles in opposition areas while children were swung against tree trunks and killed. The organisation also accuses the government of continuing to “give suspected perpetrators free rein to commit fr

EASTAFRICAMONITOR.COM - 2018-09-19 07:50:10

China serves as a stabilizing force in South Sudan’s fragile peace | GRI

Last week,a“final final” peace dealwas ostensibly struck– a handshake between South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kirr– signifying a truce in the 5-year civil war that has devastated the young nation. But a reticence was in the air. Senior officials expressed caution, conscien

GLOBALRISKINSIGHTS.COM - 2018-09-19 00:47:16

UN: S. Sudan Doing Little to Stop Rape, Sexual Violence

He said special protection police units have been set up, and 30 police officers, mainly women, are being trained to investigate cases of sexual violence and to counsel victims.

VOICE OF AMERICA

For Sudan it is 35 years plus 11 more of genocide never vindicated

This October is my 25th anniversary at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. It is also the 20thanniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), now U.S. law. Because of both of these auspicious occasions, and because every day some incident of persecution of Christians globall

PATHEOS.COM - 2018-09-18 17:33:15

Women in South Sudan treated as the spoils of war | African Independent

Women in South Sudan have been treated by government soldiers and armed actors, including local militias, as spoils of the conflict, UN investigators have told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

AFRICANINDY.COM

Nepalese peacekeeper injured by government soldier in South Sudan

United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) A Nepalese peacekeeper was injured in an attack by a government soldier in South Sudan, according to UN officials.

THEQUINT.COM

'Anything that was breathing was killed': War crimes in Leer and Mayendit - South Sudan

The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan - including murder of civilians, systematic rape of women and girls and massive looting and destruction - was fuelled by the authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals, Amnesty International said in a new

RELIEFWEB.INT

Commission on Human Rights Urges South Sudan to make peace and justice a reality

South Sudanese civilians continue to live in complete insecurity as the violence is ongoing, arbitrary detention and torture at the hands of the National Security Service are on the rise, some 6 million people – around 60 per cent of the population -- live under “emergency” food insecurity and hum

AFRICA-NEWSROOM.COM

Nepali peacekeeper shot at in South Sudan

According to the Directorate of Public Relations of Nepal Army, the soldier who sustained a gunshot wound in the leg is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and is out of danger.

EKANTIPUR.COM

Sudan's president brings back Zubeir as central bank governor

Zubeir’s appointment, announced in a presidential statement, comes at a time when Sudan has been trying to battle a currency crisis and one of the highest inflation rates in the world.

REUTERS