Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

On South Sudan’s failure to form a Unity Government by November 12

In light of this development, the United States will reevaluate its relationship with the Government of South Sudan

By Morgan Ortagus The United States is gravely disappointed with the failure of President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar to agree on the formation of a Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity by the established deadline of November 12.  Their inability to achieve this basic demonstration of political will…

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) |

The state key preference as justice and security provider over non-state and informal actors new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) /Cordaid study on Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR)

The reports looked at the aims and objectives of the external intervenors (MINUSCA and MONUSCO) through reviewing their policy documents and literature

In two days, on 14 November, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) will be renewed, as will the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), next month. Both operations aim to…

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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on South Sudan

The Secretary-General also urges the Government of South Sudan to support the process by releasing the pledged amount of $100 million

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers, further to the agreement by the South Sudanese parties under the auspices of Uganda and Sudan, to extend the pre-transitional period for an additional 100 days. The Secretary-General urges the parties to use this extension…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Remembrance Day luncheon remembers service and sacrifice of Veterans in Ghana

Remembrance Day 2019 luncheon in Ghana remembers the service and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth Armed Forces and veterans in Ghana

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Remembrance holds a central place in the Commonwealth’s annual calendar of events. Around the World, on Monday 11 November 2019 we remembered the fallen together. Following the 74th Ghanaian National Parade of Remembrance at the…

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UN State Liaison Functions Call for Immediate Review of Land Tenure Policies During a Darfur Land Conference Held in North Darfur

Presentations at the Conference included Darfur Land Commission methodology, enhancing capability of land administration to build peace, likelihoods and related challenges

On 6 November, UN State Liaison Functions (SLFs) in North Darfur, in collaboration with the Darfur Land Commission (DLC), convened the Darfur Land Conference in El Fasher, North Darfur under the theme: “Secure Land Tenure to Consolidate Peace Building.” The Conference, attended by Government Officials, UNAMID, UN HABITAT, UNDP, FAO,…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to South Sudan Floods affecting 900,000 people

More than three months of unprecedented rainfall has submerged entire communities resulting in the temporary mass displacement of people and the disruption of basic services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced people and host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan. “It was distressing to witness the level of destruction and suffering that the floods have caused,”…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions

Many South Sudanese fear the current fragile stability could be short-lived and that conflict could break out once again

Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability remain more than ever the prerequisites to alleviate the suffering of millions of South Sudanese. In the absence of a political solution and if high levels of violence were to return, the International Committee of the…

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UNAMID Pakistani Peacekeepers Construct Children’s Park in Kabkabiya, North Darfur

The children’s park, the first of each kind in the locality, was skilfully built by Pakistan Battalion-8 Contingent members

On the occasion of the United Nations Day’s commemoration on 24 October, UNAMID Force Commander, Lt .General Leonard Ngondi, inaugurated a children’s park constructed by Pakistani peacekeepers who are currently serving with UNAMID and are based in Kabkabiya, North Darfur. The children’s park, the first of each kind in the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) scales up cholera vigilance in Khartoum, Sudan

As of 3 November, Sudan’s Ministry of Health reported 332 suspected cases of cholera, concentrated in Blue Nile and Sennar States

To prevent a potential spread of the current cholera outbreak to Khartoum State – including to the country’s capital Khartoum City – and at the request of the Federal Minister of Health Dr Akram Eltoum, WHO is working closely with health partners, nongovernmental organizations, and at-risk communities to ensure that…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides dates to support school feeding in South Sudan

What: Handover ceremony Who: Hon. Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of Education and General Instruction           Mary-ellen Mc Groarty, WFP Acting Representative           H.E Ali Hassan Jaafar, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to South Sudan and Sudan When: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 from 10:00 Hrs – 12:00 Hrs (Pick-up time is…