Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Collaborate to Strengthen Governance and Economic Management

The overarching goal of the Norway-UNDP partnership is to set South Sudan on a pathway to sustainable peace and development

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in South Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today announced the signing of a three-year partnership agreement to implement a new project, Governance and Economic Management Support (GEMS), for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in South Sudan…

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

Communities urged to support survivors of sexual violence rather than blaming and shaming them (by Filip Andersson)

The sad truth of the matter is that sexual violence continues to be rife in South Sudan

“I am aware that about 70 women have been raped, and many have felt forced to leave the protection site because of being stigmatized.” One short, shocking sentence, spoken by a woman staying at the Protection of Civilians site in Juba, sums up why we are here, discussing the horrors…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June, no new cases have been observed in that health zone

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health…

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flydubai celebrates 10 years of bringing people together

flydubai passenger traffic between the UAE and its African routes grew by 108% since 2015

The Dubai-based carrier celebrates carrying more than 70 million passengers since its start of operations in 2009, more than five million of which were carried on its African routes; flydubai (https://www.flydubai.com) passenger traffic between the UAE and its African routes grew by 108% since 2015. 10 years ago, flydubai’s first…

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World Bank Group Debars Universal for General Construction and Trading Company

The debarment makes Universal ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects

The World Bank today announced the 15-month debarment of Universal for General Construction and Trading Company (Universal), a company based in the Republic of South Sudan that provides general trade and import-export services, in connection with fraud during the Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project. The debarment makes Universal ineligible…

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South Sudan’s women in uniform work to combat gender-based violence and promote peace

The discussion was driven by UN Resolution 1325 which emphasizes the importance of a gender perspective in the negotiation of peace agreements and their implementation

About 100 uniformed women serving in South Sudan’s security sector are working towards combatting gender-based violence as well as securing a leading role in the country’s peace process. The women representing the national police, prison, wildlife and immigration services as well as the fire brigade and South Sudan People’s Defence…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Juba |

Troika welcomes the consensus reached by the Parties in Addis Ababa

Troika Statement on the IGAD Council of Ministers' Meeting in Juba, 7-8 May 2019

The Troika countries welcome the consensus reached by the Parties in Addis Ababa on the way forward, and we congratulate the Parties for having demonstrated their will and ability to continue to work together to implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement. We would also like to express our gratitude to IGAD…

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Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

South Sudan National Day

On this day, we reflect on the aspirations of all South Sudanese for a better future

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan on the 8th anniversary of your independence. On this day, we reflect on the aspirations of all South Sudanese for a better future. The September 2018 peace agreement provides an opportunity to promote…

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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials (by Arlene Alano)

South Sudan has increased its number of qualified midwives from fewer than 10 in 2008 to 879 today

At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said. Her success offers a clear lesson to those in her…