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UNMISS hands over newly renovated police station to Aweil authorities (Emmaneul Kele)

The facility was repaired to the tune of 49,000 dollars, financed by the peacekeeping mission

The government of Aweil has received a newly renovated police station to improve the enforcement of rule of law in this part of South Sudan. While receiving the keys of the Station from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the Aweil governor Jaldit Malith Jal said the UN is…

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UNMISS and partners aim to de-militarize civilian facilities; improve conditions for returns in Upper Nile

Some community members in the Upper Nile area have said they do not feel safe to return to their home areas

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and partners are working with military commanders and government officials to create a safe and secure environment for displaced people to return home, including by demilitarizing civilian installations such as schools and hospitals in the Upper Nile area. “We are now looking…

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Juba forum explores ways to advance the status of women in South Sudan (Joshua Mmali)

The forum is a culmination of 37 workshops that have taken place across ten regions of South Sudan

A two-day national advocacy forum on women, peace and security has concluded in Juba, with discussions having focused on ways to influence and achieve women’s effective participation in governance and the country’s peace process. “It’s very crucial for us to have this working group, so that we can see and…

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Sri Lankan peacekeepers share time, meals and other gifts with patients at Bor hospital (Gideon Sackitey)

The Sri Lankan initiative was prompted by Vesak Day, a religious and cultural festival

When you are hospitalized, your immediate concern is to get prompt and adequate care to recover as quickly as possible. It can be a dull experience, at the best of times, but bed-ridden patients at the main hospital in Bor have recently been in for a surprise treat. “It’s a…

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Africa Oil & Power 2019 to Show How Energy Will Generate Jobs, Economic Growth in Africa

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork

Africa Oil & Power 2019 (www.AOP2019.com) is the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energyand will welcome 20+ African petroleum and power ministers. AOP announces its 2019 theme #MakeEnergyWork.The theme will showcase the energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunity for Africa’s people and private sectors. ‘Africa’s Energy…

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Angola is Next in Line for South African Energy Companies’ Regional Expansion

President João Lourenço chose South Africa as his first state visit destination as President, which was followed in 2018 by a South African trade and investment mission to Luanda

As Angola works in attracting foreign investors from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, its closest African neighbours are also entering the race to tap into vast investment opportunities in Africa’s second biggest oil producing market. Beyond the traditional African oil players, most of them coming from Nigeria,…

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UNMISS supports South Sudan Human Rights Commission with refresher training

The training is aimed at sharpening the officers’ skills so they can ensure that international human rights principles are adhered to

“I want human rights to be taught to even the young ones.” Omoro Iteng Michelle, a university student on an internship programme at the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, is on a mission. And that mission has brought her to a room full of South Sudan’s officers tasked with securing…

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UNMISS partners with priests in Lakes region to raise awareness about peace agreement (Peter Ring Ariik Kuol)

The senior church man delivered his message as part of efforts being made by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to partner with religious leaders

Raising awareness about the revitalized peace agreement in his Rumbek congregation, an Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan identified tribalism as the greatest threat to harmonious co-existence in the country. “It is an enemy, a big enemy if our people are looking at themselves as part…

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UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on 24 May

Five fallen Tanzanian Peacekeepers among those to be honoured

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal. UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN…

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UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series

The United Nations and the African Union are deepening our strategic partnership in all areas

By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia, the media and more. The Africa Dialogue Series is an important part of this effort.  The United Nations…