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Reminder - Celebration of the International Women’ Day tomorrow

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will organize a high-level panel discussion in collaboration with Catholic University of South Sudan

Dear Media Colleagues, In celebration of this year’s International Women’ Day, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will organize a high-level panel discussion in collaboration with Catholic University of South Sudan. Thursday, 7 March at 9 a.m. Catholic University of South Sudan The theme of the panel discussion:…

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Yei forum seeks to sharpen media practitioners to report professionally

The forum brought together about 40 local radio presenters, press secretaries and freelancers

JAMES SOKIRI  “By bringing us together, we have been equipped with new skills to render quality and timely services to our people,” said Peter Kenyi, a participant and presenter at Spirit FM, a local radio station in Yei. “Let us make use of what we have learnt here for the…

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Slow implementation of peace agreement, lack of basic services impeding returns in opposition-controlled areas of Wau

Organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Civil Affairs Division, the forum in Ngo-dakala, an area under the opposition in Wau, brought together more than sixty participants

Michael Wondi Issues impeding voluntary returns in opposition-controlled areas of Wau have been raised at a one-day round-table discussion that brought together the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement in Opposition (SPLA/M-IO) in the area. Organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Civil Affairs Division, the…

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Robust Ebola preparedness in Yei as fatality cases hike in neighbouring DR Congo

James Sokiri  South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “commuting” to their home country in search of food not given to them across the border do not only constitute a sad humanitarian tale. Their desperate movements also increase the risk of the much-feared Ebola virus being transported to…

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Cultural festival brings displaced families and UN staff together to celebrate peace in protection site

Thousands of displaced families got together with UN personnel to celebrate the peace agreement signed last year, and to make a joint commitment to work together to implement it

Francesca Mold: There is a sea of white tents as far as the eye can see. The makeshift structures next to the United Nations base in Juba are home to thousands of families displaced by the war that has plagued South Sudan for more than five years. The UN opened…

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Invitation to workshop and press conference on Comprehensive Action Plan to prevent grave violations against children in South Sudan

The workshop is being held from 19 to 21 February 2019 in Juba

The Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (CTFMRM) (UNMISS and UNICEF) in South Sudan in collaboration with the South Sudan Peoples’ Defence Force is co-hosting a consultative workshop for the drafting of a Comprehensive Action Plan for the prevention of grave violations against children in situations of armed…

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Manyang-Ngok community hopes two new boreholes will end feud over water access

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A borehole construction project has been launched in Manyang-Ngok county in Tonj, hoping to bring an end to conflicts arising from water access, thanks to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which has broken ground to drill two water points in the remote villages of Akot Madut and Atoong,…

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‘Let my people come’ – Shilluk king makes passionate plea for return of his people from the Malakal protection site (Janet Adongo)

The Shilluk are the third largest ethnic group in South Sudan

Janet Adongo It’s been four long years since His Majesty Kongo Dak Padiet occupied his throne in his kingdom, situated in Fashoda, north of South Sudan. The last contact he had with the UN mission was during his evacuation to Juba, in the heat of the conflict. But now, the…

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Invitation to attend demolition marking the destruction of one million explosive items by UNMAS

UNMAS, an integral component of UNMISS, works in coordination with the National Mine Action Authority, UNMISS and humanitarian mine action organisations

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) will conduct the demolition of its one millionth explosive item on 30 January, at Jebel Lumuni, Blinyang Bare village, 15km south of Juba. UNMAS, an integral component of UNMISS, works in coordination with the National Mine Action Authority, UNMISS and humanitarian mine action organisations. Since…

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Young athletes come together in peace on National Unity Day in South Sudan

Many South Sudanese are more optimistic about the future in the wake of the signing of a revitalized peace agreement last year

Twenty-year old Chika Sydney Edward Joshua has only been playing football for six years. But he is already so skilled that he’s reached the national level, playing for the South Sudan Under-23 team. “I decided to play football because I developed a love for the game. It’s a beautiful game…