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Boosting the efforts of the South Sudanese people's push for peace

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan

By Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President. As my colleague has just said, we very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar. This was a necessary step for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and for the formation of a transitional government of…

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    • From right to left: Daniel Deng' (South Sudan civil society member/activist), Rev James Ninrew (Presbyterian Clergy from South Sudan), Rev Dr Lydia Mwaniki (AACC), Rev Fedis Nyagah (CAPA), Dr Bright Mawudor (Dep Gen Sec, AACC), Rev Prof Bosela Eale (AACC), Rev Charles Berahino (AACC) (1)
    • From right to left: Daniel Deng' (South Sudan civil society member/activist), Rev James Ninrew (Presbyterian Clergy from South Sudan), Rev Dr Lydia Mwaniki (AACC), Rev Fedis Nyagah (CAPA), Dr Bright Mawudor (Dep Gen Sec, AACC), Rev Prof Bosela Eale (AACC), Rev Charles Berahino (AACC) (2)
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Revive faith in the peace process in South Sudan: African religious leaders urge East African governments to take action for peace

Statement calls on East African governments to make urgent efforts toward peace one year on from the signing of the peace agreement in South Sudan

One year on from the signing of a peace agreement in South Sudan, thousands of African faith leaders represented by Africa’s major faith-based coalitions have called on East African leaders to urge President Salva Kiir and Opposition Leader Dr. Riek Machar to implement the South Sudanese peace agreement in good faith. In a statement (https://bit.ly/2ktxzyV)…

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Dr Agnes Abuom: “Enough is enough”

Abuom is a laywoman in the Anglican Church of Kenya

This is the first in a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. By standing together from many sectors and many countries, Thursdays in Black ambassadors are conveying a…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins letter to Pope Francis urging focus on human rights during Mozambique visit

Human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent an open letter to Pope Francis yesterday, on the eve of his three-day visit to Mozambique

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 14 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent an open letter to Pope Francis yesterday, on the eve of his three-day visit to Mozambique, urging the pontiff to publicly support the protection and promotion of human rights as the country prepares for its general…

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Protecting devotion from cholera in pilgrimage sites in Ethiopia

A case of cholera was first reported on 25 April 2019 in the Amhara Region, in the north-western part of the country

The pilgrims come in droves. They come by foot, by vehicle and by air to the many churches and monasteries scattered around the once ancient Christian kingdom of Ethiopia. They seek piety in their communing, but it is in the very density of their shared pilgrimage that dangerous diseases like…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) supports health and wellness in Africa

Since its establishment, the WCC has engaged on health in Africa

The World Council of Churches (WCC) reiterated its commitment to supporting health and wellness in Africa before the 69th session of World Health Organization Regional Committee for Africa. The regional committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries, is the governing body of the World Health Organization in the African…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's visit to Nigeria

Administrator Green emphasized USAID's commitment to partnering with the Government and people of Nigeria as they advance towards a self-reliant future

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Federal Republic of Nigeria August 23-24, 2019. On August 24, Administrator Green met with religious leaders to better understand interfaith peace building efforts and to validate the critical role interfaith leaders…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE Embassy hosts roundtable meeting on tolerance in Ethiopia

Alamash presented a donation of ETB783,000 from the UAE to major churches in Ethiopia to support their development activities

The UAE Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted a roundtable meeting on tolerance, as part of its activities for the Year of Tolerance 2019. The meeting was attended by Suood Ibrahim Alamash, Acting Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy, Cardinal Burhan Yossus Surafil, Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Father Samuel, Chairman of…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN human rights expert group begins seventh mission to South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia

The Commissioners also intend to visit camps and settlements for internally displaced persons across the country

Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will begin their seventh field mission to South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia today. The mission will take place from 19 to 29 August 2019. The three Commissioners taking part in the mission, Yasmin Sooka (chairperson), Andrew Clapham and…

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

Newly constructed police post to help curb sexual-related violence in Rumbek (by Peter Ring Ariik Kuol)

The construction of the police station was implemented by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Residents of Deng-Nhial area in Rumbek County have been jovially celebrating the handover, by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), of a newly erected police post which they hope will enable the police to better protect people and property. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Deborah Anek Gordon, an…