Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) lauds UNMISS for training in international human rights and humanitarian law (by Manyang Mayom)

The workshop which was intended to train SSPDF personnel on the roll-out phase of the action plan on addressing conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan

More than 40 members of South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) have benefited from a two-day training organized by the Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Kuajok, Gogrial. The workshop which was intended to train SSPDF personnel on the roll-out phase of the…

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Negotiating for a better future: Why the good or bad of Russia’s presence in Africa will rely on the continent’s ability to make better deals

Deal-making is what will shape the future of Russia-Africa relations and will tell whether Russia’s renewed influence in the continent is good or bad for its people

By African Energy Chamber Russia’s return to Africa has been the subject of wide media coverage, governmental concerns and civil society reactions in recent weeks, especially as Sochi gears up to host the first ever Russia-Africa Summit next week. Most commentators have come from Europe and North America to voice…

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Rehabilitation of the grave of a French veteran soldier

The defence mission of the French Embassy carried out a new rehabilitation of the tomb

The grave of the French veteran - Private Marange number 14503 - renovated in 2018 had been severely damaged in recent weeks. Also, very quickly, in order to honour his memory, thanks to the assistance of the Directorate of Heritage, Memory and Archives of the Ministry of the Armed Forces,…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Three months after the kidnapping of MP Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate releases and all victims of enforced disappearance in Libya

The Mission reiterates that relevant authorities in eastern Libya have the legal responsibility to establish the fate and whereabouts of Ms. Sergewa

Three months ago, Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives, was seized at night from her home in Benghazi. Since her violent abduction by armed men, Ms. Sergewa’s fate remains unknown. UNSMIL continues to follow up on the enforced disappearance of Ms. Sergewa and similar cases throughout…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Press Statement on the situation in Guinea-Bissau

The members of the Security Council expressed their intention to monitor the developments in the country closely

The Special Representative of the Secretary General in Guinea-Bissau and Head of UNIOGBIS, Rosine Sori-Coulibaly, briefed the members of the Security Council on 10 October 2019 on the political situation and the current electoral process in Guinea-Bissau. The members of the Security Council expressed their intention to monitor the developments…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Invitation to cover the visit of the United Nations Security Council to South Sudan

The delegation will meet with President Salva Kiir and other signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan

A delegation of members of the United Nations Security Council, led by South Africa and the United States, will visit South Sudan on Sunday 20 October 2019. The delegation will meet with President Salva Kiir and other signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Union Ambassador Statement to the press on the occasion of handing over of credentials

The EU is one of the biggest humanitarian donors to Sudan

By European Union Ambassador Today I had the honor to present my credentials as the new European Union Ambassador to the President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, First Lieutenant –General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan. I congratulated the President with the achievements so far of the council and the transitional…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff conclude their 2019 Article IV Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement in Gabon

It was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms

The economy is slowly recovering, but significant challenges still need to be addressed to generate stronger and more inclusive growth; it was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms to improve governance, increase domestic revenue mobilization, enhance the management and effectiveness of public…

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Ready: First Batch of Military Trainers for Unified Forces Graduates in Wau

The graduating instructors will be deployed to different training centres in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal area to train and build the capacity of forces merged from the previous warring parties

A significant aspect of the revitalized peace agreement was realized in Wau recently with the graduation of the first batch of trainers for unified forces – a necessary step in the fulfilment of the agreement’s chapter on security arrangements. “We conducted the training for the unified forces instructors as per…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

UNHCR and South African government continue to collaborate on refugees and asylum seekers’ issues

South Africa is hosting close to 268,000 refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia, among others

Some refugees and asylum seekers, including women and children, have been gathering in front of UNHCR offices in Pretoria and Cape Town since 08 October. We acknowledge the issues they raised, including employment and self-reliance, documentation, and personal security concerns. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working closely with the…